The ruby locket ring worn by Elizabeth I and given to James I as proof of her death in March 1603 [via @chickhistory]

The ruby locket ring worn by Elizabeth I and given to James I as proof of her death in March 1603 [via @chickhistory]

<b>UPDATE: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana has been added.</b> Meet the royal baby's family and find where they fit into the line for the British throne.

The Definitive Guide To The British Royal Line Of Succession

<b>UPDATE: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana has been added.</b> Meet the royal baby's family and find where they fit into the line for the British throne.

Martha Washington’s mourning jewelry. On the death of George Washington in 1799 she had a snippet of his hair put in this locket. When she died a snippet of her hair was added. Mourning jewelry was a...

Martha Washington’s mourning jewelry. On the death of George Washington in 1799 she had a snippet of his hair put in this locket. When she died a snippet of her hair was added. Mourning jewelry was a...

Great Star of Africa in the royal scepter of the British Crown Jewels. It is one of the largest polished diamonds in the world.

Great Star of Africa in the royal scepter of the British Crown Jewels. It is one of the largest polished diamonds in the world.

The same brooch The same pearls The same love. Beautiful photo of Queen and Prince Philip.

The same brooch The same pearls The same love.

The same brooch The same pearls The same love. Beautiful photo of Queen and Prince Philip.

Princess Alexandra Alix (Viktoria Helena Louise Beatrice) (renamed Alexandra Fyodorovna in Russia when married Tsar Nicholas II) (1872-1918) of Hesse & by Rhine. She was the 6th child of 7 of Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse & by Rhine & Princess Alice of the UK, the 3rd child of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert.

Princess Alexandra Alix (Viktoria Helena Louise Beatrice) (renamed Alexandra Fyodorovna in Russia when married Tsar Nicholas II) (1872-1918) of Hesse & by Rhine. She was the 6th child of 7 of Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse & by Rhine & Princess Alice of the UK, the 3rd child of Queen Victoria & Prince Albert.

Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the “treasonous” and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII,  upon Elizabeth’s death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of a woman many believe to be Anne.

Although throughout her reign Queen Elizabeth I never spoke publicly of her mother, the “treasonous” and beheaded second wife of Henry VIII, upon Elizabeth’s death in 1603, this ring was removed from her finger. Within its secret compartment are two miniature enamel portraits, one of Elizabeth, the other, of a woman many believe to be Anne.

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