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Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten and his bride, Princess Elizabeth of York, on their wedding day. On the morning of his wedding Philip, who'd renounced his Greek and Danish titles, was given the style "His Royal Highness" and the title "Duke of Edinburgh" by his new father-in-law, King George VI.

The Aga Khan necklace Pearls & diamonds

Brazilian pink topazes made around 1804 belonging to the royal family of Sweden

details of russian court orders - part of the imperial jewels sold by the soviets. Empress Alexandra is seen wearing these jewels in her formal portrait taken in 1906 for the Duma.

The Romanov nuptial mantle clasp. This was used to fasten the nuptial cloak together and is actually a massive piece.

When then princess Elizabeth was born in 1926, her father was still the Duke of York—with no hint he’d ever be king. After Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936, 10-year-old Elizabeth would become the next in line. She’s seen here at her christening, when she was about one month old.

Lifestyle: The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara-Queen Elizabeth II (right) received this regal headpiece from her grandmother Queen Mary (left).

She was so unbelievably beautiful! Such a gorgeous smile!

Queen Elizabeth II & The Queen Mother

Queen Victoria and Princess Beatrice, date unknown.

Princess Zinaida Yusupova was the greatest Russian heiress of her day. She was famed not only for her dazzling beauty and wealth, but also for her intellect and the lavishness of her hospitality.