It’s time for a new queen to shine.
Queen Camilla dazzled in a very special necklace as she traveled to Westminster Abbey with her husband, King Charles III, for their historic coronation today.
Riding in the gold-trimmed Diamond Jubilee State Coach, the queen, 75, wore the iconic Coronation Necklace, which dates back to 1858.
Originally designed by Garrard for Queen Victoria, it’s since been worn by every queen for every coronation, most recently for the late Queen Elizabeth II when she was crowned in 1953.
The spectacular piece is made from 25 graduated brilliant diamonds taken from old garter badges as well as the hilt of a ceremonial sword, along with a jaw-dropping 22.48-carat pendant, known as the Lahore Diamond.
During the ceremony, Camilla will be crowned with the same headpiece Queen Mary used in 1911, although she made some modifications to honor her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II.
The historic crown will include pieces from the late monarch’s jewelry collection in a touching tribute after her death in September 2022.
The King, 74, will also wear pieces steeped in royal tradition.
He’ll be crowned with St. Edward’s Crown, which was made for King Charles II in 1661 and used only for the moment of coronation.
Following the ceremony, King Charles will wear the glittering Imperial State Crown, which is used at the annual State Opening of Parliament.
As previously reported, Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, will go tiara-free for today’s festivities.
As for the new king and queen, they’ll have more opportunities to shine as they travel back to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach, an elaborate carriage made out of gilded wood that’s been used at every coronation since George IV in 1821.
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