How the Royal Family will divide Queen Elizabeth’s extensive jewelry collection

How the Royal Family will divide Queen Elizabeth’s extensive jewelry collection
How the Royal Family will divide Queen Elizabeth’s extensive jewelry collection

Queen Elizabeth died on September 8, and while many titles have already changed hands, there are also many property belongings belonging to the late monarch that need to be shared with her family. Much of his famous jewelry belongs to the crown and cannot be permanently distributed to anyone, but his collection of private jewelry is another matter.

A royal expert named Katie Nicholl spoke to entertainment tonight on who will get what and when.

Will Camilla the Queen Consort receive Elizabeth’s jewels?

“There’s a hierarchy to all of this,” Nicholl said. “The queen consort, really, gets the first choice of jewelry from the queen. And then it’s the Princess of Wales, of course, Kate [Middleton]. The Duchess of Sussex I’m sure will come for jewelry at some point, but she’s much further down the pecking order.

What is the difference between the Queen’s Private Jewels and the Crown Jewels?

The biggest technical difference is that the crown jewels “belong to the nation” rather than the individuals who wear them. Nicholl said something else separates them is that the crown jewels are well known and documented, while his private collection is much more mysterious.

“These are gifts that are given to the queen during her reign but the crown jewels belong to the monarch,” she explained. “They are handed over from monarch to monarch in trust for the nation. So technically they belong to the monarch, but the monarch is not allowed to run away with the crown jewels. They remain safe at the Tower of London as a safe haven for the nation, and when a monarch dies the crown jewels are immediately passed on to their heir.

How much is Queen Elizabeth’s jewelry collection worth?

As her collection is not widely known outside her immediate circle, no one can really say what the Queen’s private collection is worth.

“While we can put a multi-billion dollar value on the Crown Jewels, putting a value on the Queen’s private collection is much more difficult, simply because we don’t know all the pieces in her collection,” said Nicholas. “And, also, how can you put a price on something that may have been given to him by a world leader or a king or a queen or an emperor or an empress 40, 50 years ago? These pieces are so important, historically significant, that it’s very difficult to put a price on them.

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She added that a jeweler might be able to see pieces she’s worn over the years and assign them a theoretical value based on visible stones and settings they wouldn’t be able to take into account. the historical or sentimental value of the items. They are “simply priceless”.

What is the most famous jewel in Queen Elizabeth’s private collection?

Prince Philip proposed to Elizabeth on July 8, 1947, and presented her with a three-carat round-cut diamond ring believed to have been made from a tiara that once belonged to his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg. She will not be buried with this engagement ring, but will wear her Welsh gold wedding band.

“Whoever wears this ring is truly going to be a very, very special piece,” Nicholl surmised. “I imagine, maybe, maybe for Princess Charlotte. We will have to wait and see.

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