The Diamonds of the Diamond Queen: the Diamond Diadem

The Queen wears the Diamond Diadem to the state opening of parliament every year. It was designed for the coronation of George IV in 1821.

As part of the celebrations to mark H. M.’s Diamond Jubilee this year, Queen Elizabeth has given permission for her personal jewellery collection to be put on exhibition at Buckingham Palace. I thought that this wonderful picture of her Diamond Diadem might brighten up your Tuesday…

H. M. The Queen wearing the Diamond Diadem on her way to open parliament this year.
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