The 96 rubies set into the wreath of roses on this tiara were a gift from the Burmese people. Crediting the ruby with prophylactic properties, the tiara was specially designed to protect the wearer against the 96 diseases the Burmese people believe can afflict the human body.

The 96 rubies set into the wreath of roses on this tiara were a gift from the Burmese people. Crediting the ruby with prophylactic properties, the tiara was specially designed to protect the wearer against the 96 diseases the Burmese people believe can afflict the human body.

One must love a woman who's favorite phrase, regardless of the circumstances, was "Isn't this fun!"   August 4, 1980: Queen Elizabeth with the Queen Mum on her 80th birthday.

The Queen Mother's regal taste in music

One must love a woman who's favorite phrase, regardless of the circumstances, was "Isn't this fun!" August 4, 1980: Queen Elizabeth with the Queen Mum on her 80th birthday.

British Royal Wedding Traditions ✈ Horse Drawn Carriage

British Royal Wedding Traditions

Kate transitions flawlessly from her personal into British royal style.

Kate Middleton: A Year in Flawless Royal Fashion! (PHOTOS)

Kate transitions flawlessly from her personal into British royal style.

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