The Queen’s jewellery is the focus of the summer opening of Buckingham Palace.
An unprecedented display of the royal family’s personal jewels will form the centrepiece. Last summer, the display of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress drew a record 600,000 visitors to the palace. This year, jewels including the “South Africa” diamond necklace presented to the then Princess Elizabeth on her 21st birthday in 1947, the miniature crown worn by Queen Victoria for her 1897 jubilee portrait, and the Williamson brooch – which features the finest pink diamond ever discovered – will be displayed in an attempt to lure London’s Olympic and jubilee visitors to the palace.
The exhibition is on display from Saturday 30th June to Sunday 7th October 2012.