Uproar Over Plans To Bury Queen Elizabeth 11 With Wedding Ring
OpenLife Nigeria reports that at the moment, sentiments are being wiped up over the plans to bury Queen Elizabeth 11 with her wedding ring.
According to official information “Humble’ Queen Elizabeth will be laid to rest wearing two sentimental pieces of jewellery.”
In another information, “Expert claims Her Majesty will not be buried in priceless jewels but simply her gold wedding band and pair of pearl earrings,” OpenLife gathered.
However, available information indicates that the Queen’s wedding ring is made from Welsh gold, continuing a royal tradition stretching back to 1920s.
At her Coronation, the Queen wore a crown glittering with jewels and wielded a sceptre boasting the world’s largest white diamond.
The Queen’s wedding ring, according to information, was passed to her after being given to her parents for their wedding in 1923. It began a royal tradition of having wedding rings made from Welsh gold.
It was made from the Clogau St. David’s gold mine.
For the record, Her Majesty’s private jewellery collection holds around 300 pieces, including 98 brooches, 34 pairs of earrings and 15 rings. When not worn by the monarch, they were stored in the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace.
The official Crown Jewels are held in the Tower of London. Dating back to the 17th-century, the collection includes more than 23,000 diamonds, sapphires and rubies.
Reacting, Maira Rivers, a Facebook enthusiat, said “Do people realize that material things are not valuable after death . Imagine how many kids could be fed if her jewelry goes to auction !! Just saying …” Rivers suggested.
Adding her voice, Clone James said the Queen Elizabeth 11 engagement ring, which contains diamonds taken from a tiara owned by Prince Philip’s mother Alice of Battenberg, will likely be given to her daughter Princess Anne.
Her Majesty’s state funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey next Monday, after she lies in state in her oak coffin for four days at Westminster Hall nearby.
The Queen’s coffin is currently in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral, where thousands of mourners filed past overnight and this morning to pay their respects. It is set to be flown to RAF Northolt tonight and will then be driven to Buckingham Palace.
As the burial process progresses, there has been touching moment when the clouds parted and a single ray of sunshine shone down on the Queen’s coffin, as hundreds of thousands lined the streets of Edinburgh to bid her farewell