On February 5, 1952, Princess Elizabeth climbed into a treehouse hotel for a night’s stay. The following morning, when she climbed back down, everything had changed.
Seventy-five years ago, Britain was buzzing with the exciting news that the heiress presumptive, Princess Elizabeth, would soon marry a handsome prince. Today, we’re looking back at the story (and the jewels!) of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s royal engagement.
Some of the Queen’s most fantastic platinum jewels are pieces set with stones cut from the famed Cullinan Diamond. Today, our Platinum Jubilee-themed jewelry countdown focuses on the grandest brooch from the set: the Cullinan III & IV Brooch.