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Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest with just two pieces of jewellery

Gregory Robinson

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Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest with just two pieces of jewellery

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

A royal expert has predicted the Queen will be laid to rest wearing only two pieces of jewellery.

Lisa Levinson, head of communications at the Natural Diamond Council said it would be ‘unlikely’ that the ‘humble’ Queen would be wearing lots of jewellery.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Levinson shared: “Her Majesty is an incredibly humble woman at heart who is unlikely to be dressed in anything but her simple Welsh gold wedding band to rest and a pair of pearl earrings.”

The Queen's wedding band. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.
The Queen's wedding band. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.

Levinson theorised the Queen’s engagement ring which contains diamonds that once adorned a tiara owned by Alice of Battenberg, Prince Philip’s mother, will be given to her daughter Princess Anne.

The Queen wore a wedding band made from Welsh gold from the Clogau St David’s gold mine during her 73-year marriage.

Wedding rings created from Welsh gold became a trend in the monarchy, with the rings for Princess Margaret, Princess Anne and Diana, Princess of Wales following suit.

The wedding ring created for Kate, Princess of Wales, is also made from Welsh Gold.

The official engagement photo showing the future Queen in 1947. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo.
The official engagement photo showing the future Queen in 1947. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo.

Her Majesty and Prince Philip got engaged in July 1947 and married in November at Westminster Abbey.

The Queen wore a stunning white satin dress – which featured a 15-foot train and a fitted bodice- was created by Sir Norman Hartnell.

As the Queen is transported Westminster Hall in London today (14 September) to lie in state ahead of her funeral on Monday, her coffin with be decorated with several historical objects.

The Royal Standard flag – which is personal to the Queen – will be draped over her coffin, with the orb and sceptre which the Queen held at her coronation in 1953.

The Queen's funeral will take place on Monday 19 September. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.
The Queen's funeral will take place on Monday 19 September. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo.

Both objects are part of the Crown Jewels which have been held at the Tower of London since the 1600s.

Following her death last week, the Queen’s funeral will take place on 19 September at Westminster Abbey, with the service beginning at 11am.

While an exact figure for the Queen’s publicly funded state funeral won’t be revealed, the cost of previous state funerals - including those of Princess Diana in 1997 and the Queen Mother in 2002 - indicate Her Majesty’s ceremony could cost billions.

Her Majesty will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle. Prince Philip will be moved from the Royal Vault so he can be laid to rest with his wife.

Topics: News, Royal Family, The Queen

Gregory Robinson
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