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Queen Elizabeth II will likely be buried with her gold wedding ring and pearl earrings


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  • The Queen’s funeral will take place next Monday, 19 September at Westminster Abbey.
  • As a member of the royal family she will be buried with some of her jewellery from her collection of 300 items.
  • However, she will only be buried with two of her favourite items, her wedding ring and pearl earrings.

Queen Elizabeth II recently passed away at the age of 96 and she will be buried next Monday at Westminster Abbey. While she was alive, she had a private jewellery collection of 300 items, including 98 brooches, 46 necklaces, 34 pairs of earrings, 14 watches, five pendants and 15 rings.

As a member of the royal family, she is expected to be buried with some of her treasures. A royal expert has predicted that Her Majesty will be buried with only two pieces of jewellery and that are her gold wedding ring and a pair of pearl earrings.

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Head of Communications at the Natural Diamond Council, Lisa Levinson, spoke to Metro UK and said the queen was humble hence she will be buried with only two items. “Her Majesty is an incredibly humble woman at heart who is unlikely to be dressed in anything but her simple Welsh gold band to rest and a pair of pearl earrings,” Lisa says.

She also added that the Queen’s jewels are likely to remain in the royal collection rather than being buried with her because she lived her life to keep the legacy of the royal family, in the UK and Commonwealth. 

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The Welsh gold that made the Queen’s wedding ring is the same type of gold that made the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, and Diana, Princess Wales before it ran out.  Lisa also said that the Queen’s engagement ring will likely be given to Princess Anne.

“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,” she added.

Sources: Metro UK, Daily Mail, Bustle

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