Today, the Duke and Duchess of Kent celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. Sixty years of marriage is a major accomplishment. To celebrate, we’re going back to where it began, with a closer look at the royal jewels worn in York Minster for the couple’s wedding ceremony on June 8, 1961.
The final post in our week of articles about the Queen’s coronation jewelry focuses on a pair of items that have always fascinated me: the coronation bracelets, or armills. Here’s some of the fascinating history behind these symbolic gold cuff bracelets.
Among the most dazzling jewelry pieces associated with British royal coronations are the Coronation Necklace and Earrings, which have been worn for four coronation ceremonies. Today, we’ve got a deep-dive into the history of their creation, as well as more than a century of royal wear.