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The Queen’s jewellery: wedding bracelet

by Victoria Howard

Prince Philip is known for having an eye for design, especially when it comes to jewellery. He has gifted The Queen various pieces over the course of their 70-year marriage, and one of those is particularly sentimental: her wedding bracelet.

Three geometric motifs with large central diamond elements are separated by stepped rectangular links. It is set in platinum.

The Queen’s wedding bracelet was a gift from Prince Philip, made using diamonds from one of his mother’s tiaras (RCT)

The Queen wears her wedding bracelet in 1957 in Canada (Library and Archives Canada)

The Queen’s wedding bracelet worn by The Duchess of Cambridge in 2015

The Duke of Edinburgh had Princess Elizabeth’s engagement ring made from diamonds once belonging to his mother, from a dismantled tiara. He also had a bracelet created from the stones too, asking Philip Antrobus to complete the task.

In more recent years, we saw the wedding bracelet in an official photo to mark the Diamond Jubilee, and in 2015, The Duchess of Cambridge began wearing it, first at the Chinese State Banquet in 2015.

The Duchess of Cambridge with Chinese President Xi Jinping, toasting at the state banquet on the first day of his state visit to the UK; Catherine wears The Queen’s wedding bracelet on her left wrist. INFphoto.com/Splash

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