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Royal Style: Elizabeth may be gone, but her diamonds are forever

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Maireas · 20/09/2022 21:36

Evening Royal style and beauty fans.
Into the Carolean era, with more bling we hope! Also more state banquets?

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NiqueNique · 21/09/2022 20:19

Yes. All red gemstones used to be called rubies, though, which is how it got its name. It’s glorious, isn’t it! @Maireas i think you should award it to yourself as the guardian of these threads!

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KillingMeDeftly · 21/09/2022 20:24

Princessglittery · 21/09/2022 20:05

Completely new to this series of threads so forgive me if this has been asked on a previous thread.

When the King became the Prince of Wales he was crowned with a coronet. Is there a matching coronet for the Princess of Wales?

Good question! I'm trying to remember the last PoW who was married when he had the title conferred. I think it must've been George V but I don't know if there was any sort of ceremony for him and Queen Mary. And before him you'd have to go back quite a bit to find a married PoW, I think maybe George II?

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Maireas · 21/09/2022 20:27

NiqueNique · 21/09/2022 20:19

Yes. All red gemstones used to be called rubies, though, which is how it got its name. It’s glorious, isn’t it! @Maireas i think you should award it to yourself as the guardian of these threads!

What a kind suggestion!! I'm going to take it, and call it a ruby, as that's how it's known!
Now, shall I have it on a brooch or a pendant or a stonking ring?.🤔

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Maireas · 21/09/2022 20:31

I didn't like the coronet Charles was invested with, I thought it was ugly, and my horrors were confirmed when I read that the central orb is a ping pong ball sprayed gold ☹️.
Edward VIII took his PoW coronet into exile with him, which actually broke the terms. So they created the new one for Charles.

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NiqueNique · 21/09/2022 20:35

Oh my goodness that can’t be true...

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Princessglittery · 21/09/2022 20:36

@Maireas that’s really interesting. Did it come back to the RF when the Duchess died or was it sold with her jewels?

I agree it’s fairly functional looking and wondered if Diana had a one - perhaps along the lines of the small crown QV wore. I also understand as it’s a coronet it’s only worn at the coronation.

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Maireas · 21/09/2022 20:41

It was never returned. Part of Edward/David's anger as he lobbied to have the Prince of Wales title returned to him after his abdication.
So he kept the coronet!

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CliffsofMohair · 21/09/2022 20:42

frugalkitty · 20/09/2022 22:37

Thank you for the new thread, great title!

Nique I think I nabbed the sceptre around the time of the jubilee although peri menopausal brain might mean I'm making that up. Quite recent though.

I don't know if anyone opted for the crown but if not, I'd love the sapphire and pearls please for their historical connections, the huge diamond doesn't appeal.

Must say when I got in from school earlier, I missed putting the tv on to watch the queue at Westminster Hall. It's does feel a bit like 'what now?' after the build up and yesterdays spectacle.

Agreed, I felt flat. Watching the lying in state was like watching ‘slow tv’. Very soothing

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SenecaFallsRedux · 21/09/2022 21:10

Queen Mary was Princess of Wales at the coronation of Edward VII. I found this illustration that shows her wearing a coronet, but I don't know how accurate it is.

www.bridgemanimages.com/en-US/english-school/the-princess-of-wales-in-her-coronation-robes-1902-colour-litho/colour-lithograph/asset/2966416

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paradyning · 21/09/2022 21:15

Charles was made PoW before D was in the scene so don't think there is one.

The ping pong was a last minute addition when the original one fell off just before the ceremony iirc

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Maireas · 21/09/2022 21:17

Yes, Seneca I seem to remember a photograph of Mary in that coronet.

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NiqueNique · 21/09/2022 21:17

Haha it’s funny now that I’ve got used to the idea! So much for pomp and circumstance...

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NiqueNique · 21/09/2022 21:17

(The ping pong ball, I mean)

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CaveMum · 21/09/2022 21:32

Camilla is going to use the crown made for the Queen Mother at Charles’ Coronation. It’s multi-use apparently - can be a crown or, with the arches detached, or a circlet.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crown_of_Queen_Elizabeth_The_Queen_Mother

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CaveMum · 21/09/2022 21:33

Oh and I read in the Metro that the Queen was buried with just two pieces of jewellery- her wedding ring and a pair of pearl earrings.

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Maireas · 21/09/2022 21:34

Oooh, contains the Koh-i-Noor!

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SenecaFallsRedux · 21/09/2022 21:34

I wonder if they are going to make William wear that ping pong coronet. It does not strike me as his style.

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SheldonesqueIsUnderwhelmed · 21/09/2022 21:35

Camilla will look glorious in that.

I think she is marvellous.

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gingercat02 · 21/09/2022 21:35

BeaLola · 21/09/2022 19:39

I was wondering whether the Queen's engagement ring would go to Anne or Sophie ?

Be hilarious if HMQ left her ring to Meghan. Slap that up the haters 🤣

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Maireas · 21/09/2022 21:40

gingercat02 · 21/09/2022 21:35

Be hilarious if HMQ left her ring to Meghan. Slap that up the haters 🤣

Let's not go down that route, please gingercat 🙏

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CaveMum · 21/09/2022 21:40

Charles’ coronet is by far the ugliest thing in the collection, to me. It’s very “of its time” shall we say 😜

I wonder if they’ll ever make use of Queen Victoria’s miniature crown again? It’s pretty niche.

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Maireas · 21/09/2022 21:44

I quite agree, @CaveMum - quite hideous. I rather like that mini crown of QV, I think Charlotte should wear it at the coronation!

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SenecaFallsRedux · 21/09/2022 21:46

I wonder if those little gold circlets that Margaret and Elizabeth wore for their father's coronation are still around. One of those would be also be a possibility for Charlotte.

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NiqueNique · 21/09/2022 21:47

I’m slightly relieved to read that the ping pong ball is gold plated - that’s at least slightly better than my vision of it having been hastily sprayed with that nasty gold spray from Woolworths (or wherever). Grin

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NiqueNique · 21/09/2022 21:48

@SenecaFallsRedux I was just thinking that today! I’m sure they will have been carefully stored away for posterity.

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