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Queen Elizabeth

The Queen's official #DiamondJubilee portrait recalls her wedding portrait with Prince Philip from 65 years ago. Wearing a white silk and silver sequin dress by Angela Kelly and the State Diadem crown – as well as Queen Victoria's Collet Necklace – she looks elegant, regal and ready to celebrate her major milestone.

In this Cecil Beaton portrait of Queen Elizabeth II set in the throne room at Buckingham Palace, London, after her coronation in June 1953, the Queen wears the Imperial State Crown and holds the Orb and Septre

Harry and his grand mum

The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara. Part of the Romanov family jewels, it was spirited out of Russia after the Revolution and purchased by Queen Mary in 1921. It originally had pearls in the circles, which were removed and replaced with emeralds. A copy was made without the emeralds. Camilla has been seen wearing the emerald version of this crown.

Elizabeth & Elizabeth

The Queen and grandsons Prince William and Harry look over the balcony at Polo on June 14, 1987.