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One of my lovely Instagram followers, Annabelle, tagged me in this gorgeous video from the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. They've got a fabulous Bulgari exhibition running until the end of January, and Annabelle says it was "sublime"! Aussie magpies, get thee to the museum!
About nine minutes in to the second part, Victoria is looking at a portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom wearing the George IV Diamond Diadem, and she observes, "When you look at all these big portraits, you recognize the jewelry from England, the Queen wears them now. That's what's interesting with portraits and seeing the jewelry and how they have been part of history. I really enjoy that. It's fascinating and then history become real. And then I have the honor to wear these pieces, touch them or look at them. History comes alive." CP Victoria's a historical magpie just like us, guys!