The story behind why the Queen could be buried with just two pieces of jewellery

The story behind why the Queen could be buried with just two pieces of jewellery

The late monarch's private jewellery collection has around 300 pieces including 98 brooches, 46 necklaces, 34 pairs of earrings and 15 rings.

 Queen Elizabeth II arrives for the state banquet in her honour at Schloss Bellevue palace on the second of the royal couple's four-day visit to Germany on June 24, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth might not be laid to rest with any of the royal family's priceless heirlooms, according to a royal expert. Instead, she might be buried with two humble, sentimental pieces of jewelry instead. The Queen’s private jewelry collection holds around 300 pieces, including 98 brooches, 34 pairs of earrings and 15 rings. Lisa Levinson, who serves as head of communications for the Natural Diamond Council thinks effort will be made to keep most of her extensive collection intact.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II reads the Queen's Speech at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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The Queen will only wear her "simple Welsh gold wedding band and a pair of pearl earrings," said Levinson according to Metro. The Queen "has always been about the legacy of the royal family, in the UK and the Commonwealth," she said, adding that the remaining royal jewels are "very much part of that legacy." She added, "Her Majesty is an incredibly humble woman at heart who is unlikely to be dressed in anything but her simple Welsh gold wedding band to rest and a pair of pearl earrings."



Levinson also has an idea as to who will inherit the rest of Elizabeth's collection. Prince Philip proposed to the Queen with a ring  created with diamonds from a tiara belonging to his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg. "The young Prince Philip was closely involved in the design of Elizabeth’s engagement ring, which is set in platinum and has eleven natural diamonds – a three-carat round solitaire diamond, and five smaller stones set on each side," she said Levinson. believes that the ring could go to the couple's only daughter, Princess Anne, 72, who lost both her parents in less than two years.

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The late Queen holds the title of the longest-serving monarch in British history. She had been married to her husband Prince Philip for 73 years. He passed just 15 months before at age 99. The pair first met when the Queen was 8 years old and Philip was 13 reports ABC News. After Philip's death, their son Prince Andrew told the media that his mother was feeling a "huge void in her life". Now she will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at St George's Chapel in Windsor. Her husband's body will be moved from the Royal Vault so that the couple can be laid to rest together. The Queen will be surrounded by other loved ones including her father King George VI and the Queen Mother who are buried there, along with the ashes of her sister Princess Margaret.