Wednesday, 19 October 2011

When Diana And Myself Went To The UK,

one thing we did not do was visit the Tower of London and look at the Crown Jewels,

which was a shame as we missed seeing the Salt of State, or Exeter Salt as it is known, which was presented to Charles II, as well as the many other jewels in the collection, also the Coronation jewels, the Coronation of 1953 was the last time we saw regalia such as the Orb, the Sceptres and St  Edward's Crown all playing their full part in our constitutional pageant, that is because they are for coronations only, if you like this sort of thing, there is a new beautifully illustrated book written by Dr Anna Keay, titled The Crown Jewels a new Royal Collection of photographs by Eva Zielinska-Millar, this sumptuous, 200-page book gets almost as close as the Crown Jeweller — the only human (apart from the Queen) entitled to touch the jewels, a fascinating part of our heritage, The Crown Jewels by Anna Keay is published by Thames & Hudson.

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