Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will be held on Monday, September 19. Her Majesty died on Thursday, September 8, at the age of 96, she.
Following the funeral at Westminster Abbey in London, the Queen’s coffin will be transported to Windsor, where she will be buried next to her deceased husband, Prince Philip, and her parents.
Although his coffin will be decorated with jewels while he stands in the catafalcon, the deceased monarch can be buried with only a select few pieces.
Lisa Levinson, head of communications for the Natural Diamond Council, thinks the Queen will be buried with some of her more modest jewels.
Speaking to Metro, Levinson says the Queen can only be buried with two pieces of jewellery: “Welsh gold wedding ring and a pair of pearl earrings”.
According to Independent Turkish, Levinson predicts that the Queen’s engagement ring will likely be given to Princess Anne.
“Young Prince Philip was very interested in the design of Elizabeth’s engagement ring, made of platinum, featuring a three-carat round solitaire and 11 natural diamonds with smaller five-stones on each side,” he explains.
Her Majesty’s life has always been about the royal family’s legacy in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations; jewels also form an important part of this heritage.
The Queen’s private jewelery collection includes more than 300 pieces, including 5 pendants, 15 rings, 14 watches, 46 necklaces, 34 pairs of earrings and 98 brooches.
The Queen also had about 50 crowns, making up two collections: the British Crown Jewels, held in trust by the ruling monarch, and the Queen’s personal collection.
The personal collection was created with tiaras inherited from other family members or purchased by the Queen herself. Most of her crowns come from her personal collection.
Royal commentator Josh Rom told the New York Post that a large portion of the Queen’s crown collection was made available to Consort Queen Camilla for the use of King Charles III. She said she would pass it on to Charles and possibly Kate, Princess of Wales.