The late Queen Elizabeth II is likely to be buried in “humble jewellery”, a jewellery historian has claimed.
Following her state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday morning, it has been confirmed that the late Queen will be buried alongside her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, who passed away in April 2021. Speaking on GB News, jewellery expert and author Josie Goodbody suggested that the Queen is likely to be buried wearing very significant pieces of jewellery, worn throughout her entire reign.
GB News presenter Eamonn Holmes said that reports are claiming that the late monarch will only be buried with “two pieces of her jewellery”.
Eamonn’s co-host Isabel Webster said: “We’re told by the jewellery historian and author Josie Goodbody that it will quite a humble number of jewels that she will be buried with”.
Speaking on GB News via video link, Ms Goodbody said: “I believe that the Queen would be buried in very humble pieces of jewellery.
“I would have thought she would have her wedding ring”, adding, “what she has worn for 73 years”.
She also added “[and] prehaps a very simple pair of pearl earrings.”
The Queen’s jewel collection form very much part of that legacy.
On Sunday evening, the eve of funeral, a previously unseen image of the late monarch was released.
The image shows Britain’s longest-reigning monarch wearing brooches, a birthday gift from her father.
The Queen is pictured beaming at the camera wearing a blue dress matched with her favourite three-strand pearl necklace and earrings.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8.
A statement from Buckingham Palace, released at the time, stated that the 96-year-old passed away “peacefully”.
Earlier in the day, a statement had been released stating that, as recommended, she remained “under medical supervision”, sparking concern for Her Majesty’s health.
Just as her late father was, 70 years ago, the Queen’s coffin will, following the state funeral, proceed through London on a gun carriage.
With the Imperial State Crown sitting on a cushion on the Royal Standard, the late monarch’s coffin will travel to Buckingham Palace, where she will be placed in the throne room for her family and household staff to pay their respects privately.
The late monarch’s coffin will then travel in a royal procession to Windsor.