Queen Elizabeth II Will Only Don Two Modest Jewelry Pieces While Buried
Sep 19, 2022 by apost team
While many mourned the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, some see a silver lining following her passing: a moment to celebrate the simple life she had lived while serving the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms until her last breath.
For those who followed Queen Elizabeth's personal life, her reunion with the love of her life, Prince Philip, marks the end of perhaps one of the most remarkable love stories in Royal history.
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in history, died in September 2022 — more than a year since Prince Philip passed away in April 2021. Philip's passing, on the other hand, ended his reign as the longest-serving royal spouse, having served alongside Elizabeth for 65 years and having been married to the monarch for 73 years in total.
In Philip's honor, a funeral took place in April 2021; however, it had a limited number of guests due to the coronavirus restrictions that were in place at the time. The grief of his passing was felt deeply in the United Kingdom, but his family also shared the happier times spent with him.
Following his death, a significant number of tributes and condolences poured in. His singular and incredible life has continued to be remembered and celebrated by his family. While Philip had a large number of achievements and accolades to his name, nothing will ever surpass the fact that he was the love of Elizabeth's life and that he was the most devoted consort to the queen. The Duke of Edinburgh was an active and dedicated member of the royal family ever since Queen Elizabeth's crowning.
Over one year after Philip's death in 2021, Elizabeth herself passed away in September 2022. It was a devastating day for the royal family as many members gathered to be by her side in her final moments. Elizabeth will be buried alongside her husband after Philip is moved from where he was initially buried following his death in 2021.
As Prince Philip was not a monarch, he wasn't given a state funeral but a royal ceremonial funeral instead. Due to the pandemic restrictions, the funeral was very small — only 30 people were allowed to attend. Many royal family members were a part of the funeral, including Prince Harry, who arrived from the United States, where he lives with Meghan Markle.
At the time, Express reported that the royal family arranged for the funeral to be held at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, where Philip's coffin was also expected to remain until the day the queen died, after which the Duke of Edinburgh would be buried alongside his wife of 73 years. Now that Elizabeth has passed, official arrangements are underway to ensure they are buried together.
However, first, the queen's body is expected to lie in state at Westminster Hall so that members of the public can pay their respects. Following that, up to 12 days later, she will be buried at the King George VI memorial chapel, which is the resting place of her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and her sister, Princess Margaret. Philip will be interred to join Elizabeth at the memorial chapel.
This will be a final and poignant tribute to Elizabeth and Philip and their incredible, enduring love as loyal companions for over seven decades.
The late Queen Elizabeth II owned more than 300 items of jewelry throughout her reign as monarch. Her collection included 98 brooches, 46 necklaces, 37 bracelets, 34 pairs of earrings, 15 rings, 14 watches, and five pendants. These exclude Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
Now, many are left wondering: Will the Queen be taking all of her jewelry pieces to her grave? The answer is no.
While her coffin has been adorned with various royal objects believed to be worth millions of pounds, most of her jewelry won't be buried with her.
Natural Diamond Council Head of Communications Lisa Levinson, a royal expert, revealed in an interview with Metro that the queen would be buried with only two jewelry pieces. Levinson adds that these pieces, while not as grand as some expected them to be, are only fitting for a humble woman like the queen.
"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," Levinson said.
Meanwhile, Levinson said that one of the queen's most precious possessions — her engagement ring with the late Prince Philip — would be handed down to Princess Anne, the queen's only daughter.
"The young Prince Philip was closely involved in the design of Elizabeth's engagement ring, which is set in platinum and has eleven natural diamonds – a three-carat round solitaire diamond, and five smaller stones set on each side," Levinson stated.
Indeed, Queen Elizabeth II lived a humble life worth emulating despite her status as a royal.Queen Elizabeth II (2010), (Chris Jackson-Pool/Getty Images)
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