19 April 2020

The Nightly Necklace: The Queen Mother's Pearls

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Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (later the Queen Mother) wears a triple strand of pearls as she sits beside Eleanor Roosevelt in a procession during the royal visit to Washington, August 1939; the Queen Mother owned numerous pearl necklaces, and it's often difficult (or sometimes even impossible!) to distinguish between them