Prince Philip designed Queen Elizabeth II’s engagement ring and wedding bracelet

Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II married at Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947. The monarch has often worn sentimental pieces of jewellery which were designed by the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen’s diamond piece was no different as it was specially designed by the Prince.

The stunning jewel is a platinum ring set with eleven diamonds, a three carat round solitaire and five small surrounding stones.

This was not the only piece of jewellery Prince Philip designed for his wife, however.

The Duke of Edinburgh gifted the Queen a diamond bracelet ahead of their wedding.

While the bracelet has been in the Queen’s possession for many years, she will only wear it on certain occasions.

These have mostly included formal events, where she will wear it over white gloves, or in portraits.

It would also appear the monarch has allowed others to borrow the sentimental jewel.

Kate Middleton previously wore the piece for various black tie events.

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

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