The story behind Camilla’s diamond necklace for the coronation

The story behind Camilla’s diamond necklace for the coronation

Camilla Parker Bowles, now known as the Duchess of Cornwall, wore a stunning diamond necklace for the coronation of her husband, Prince Charles, as King of the United Kingdom. The necklace had a rich history and was a meaningful accessory for the occasion.

The necklace was originally owned by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who received it as a wedding gift from her husband, King George VI. It is believed to have been created by the prestigious jeweler Cartier in the 1930s. The necklace features a large rectangular diamond pendant surrounded by smaller diamonds set in platinum.

After Queen Elizabeth passed away in 2002, the necklace was inherited by her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen loaned the necklace to Camilla for the coronation ceremony as a way to honor her late mother and to welcome Camilla into the royal family.

The necklace was a beautiful and meaningful addition to Camilla’s ensemble, which also included a cream-colored embroidered coat and a Philip Treacy hat. The diamond necklace was the perfect accessory to complete her look and to symbolize the continuity of the royal family.

Camilla has since worn the necklace on other special occasions, including her own 70th birthday portrait and a state banquet at Buckingham Palace. The necklace has become a treasured piece in the royal family's collection, and its history and significance make it a true heirloom for generations to come.

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