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A special exhibition for the
Summer Opening of the State Rooms,
Buckingham Palace, 2006
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Diamond necklace and bracelet

The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 200152-3

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Given by the Government of South Africa to Princess Elizabeth on her twenty-first birthday in 1947. In 1952 the necklace was shortened from 21 to 15 large brilliant-cut diamonds and a bracelet made from the six that were removed. To these was added a diamond of 6 carats, given by De Beers to Princess Elizabeth in 1947.