Prince Philip gave the Queen this marriage present (and Kate Middleton has borrowed it).
QUEEN ELIZABETH II was given a marriage gift by Prince Philip when the pair got married on 20 November 1947. The Queen, 91, received a diamond bracelet from her husband, 96 – and Kate Middleton has also worn the stunning piece.
Queen Elizabeth II had her marriage to Prince Philip in November 1947. In honour of the day, the former Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten bought Her Majesty a bracelet as a gift.
The large diamond bracelet was a fitting marriage gift for a member of the royal family, as it was made from the same diamonds as the Queen’s engagement ring.
These sparkling gems were taken from a tiara owned by Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg.
The tiara was dismantled to create his wife’s engagement ring, and later her marriage present.
A statement piece, the large bracelet harks back to the art deco era of design.
It was set in platinum, much like Her Majesty’s engagement ring, and made by the same London jeweller Philip Antrobus.
The Queen’s engagement ring was a three carat diamond solitare with five smaller diamonds on either side.