The death of Queen Elizabeth I., as imagined by artist, Paul Delaroche (1828). In March 1603 Elizabeth was described as being unwell and seemed depressed. She took up residence in one of her favourite palaces – Richmond – close to the River Thames. She refused to allow herself to be examined, and she refused take to her bed – standing for hours on end. As her condition deteriorated her ladies-in-waiting spread cushions on the floor, and Elizabeth eventually lay down on them.
Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the “treasonous” and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, upon Elizabeth’s death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of a woman many believe to be Anne.
The Three Queens in Mourning - King George VI died on February 6, 1952. This is a photo of Princess Elizabeth (the new Queen); Queen Mary (the King's mother) and Queen Elizabeth (the King's wife) making their way slowly into the chapel where the king’s body lay in state.
Queen Victoria's Crown Ruby Brooch. purchased along w/ necklace and earrings, from Garrard in 1854 by QV. Originally consisted of Opals and Diamonds. It's said that around 1902 Queen Alexandra, Queen Consort altered pieces by replacing Opals w/rubies, per Suzy Menkes, of The Royal Jewels, brooch not altered until 1926. Worn by Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother with rest of parure and Oriental Circlet Tiara. Not seen since death in 2002 but worn by QEII on 6/16/2015 to Royal Ascot, Day 1.