Queen Elizabeth II had her wedding to Prince Philip in November 1947. In honour of the day, the former Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten bought Her Majesty a bracelet as a gift.
The large diamond bracelet was a fitting wedding gift for a member of the royal family, as it was made from the same diamonds as the Queen’s engagement ring.
These sparkling gems were taken from a tiara owned by Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg.
The tiara was dismantled to create his wife’s engagement ring, and later her wedding present.Related articles
GETTYQueen Elizabeth II’s wedding present from Prince Philip, and Kate Middleton has worn it
Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding present from Prince Philip, and Kate Middleton has worn it
A statement piece, the large bracelet harks back to the art deco era of design.
It was set in platinum, much like Her Majesty’s engagement ring, and made by the same London jeweller Philip Antrobus.
The Queen’s engagement ring was a three carat diamond solitare with five smaller diamonds on either side.
According to reports, the Prince-to-be took a hands-on role in the designs, specifying exactly what he