Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales share a joke as they attend the 2012 Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on November 6, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. The Royal couple are in Australia on the second leg of a Diamond Jubilee Tour taking in Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand.
H.R.H. DUCHESS OF CORNWALL. Wearing the Boucheron Tiara and Cartier necklace set with Marie Antoinette’s diamonds, left to the late H.M. Queen Mother by Nazi sympathizer the Hon. Mrs. Ronnie Greville. Grandmother Oedipus Princeps.
This piece is so clearly associated with Diana since she is the only royal to have worn it as a necklace. The sapphire surrounded by diamonds was a gift from the Queen Mother on the occasion of Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles. This photo from 1958 shows the Queen Mother wearing what appears to be the brooch and the photo on the right is of Diana wearing it in 1982.
Glowing Moment?: This Art-deco emerald and diamond choker was a wedding gift to Diana from the Queen. Diana wore this on many occasions including to a banquet held by the King of Malaysia in November 1993. The most famous wearing of this piece was in October 1985 in Australia when Diana it as a headband. It remains one of the most admired and adored pieces of jewelry of all time. It is now part of a special exhibit.