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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip | Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip | Source: Getty Images
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Queen Will Be Buried in 'Simple' Ring She Wore under Gloves & Never Took off for 73 Years, Says Expert

Olawale Ogunjimi
Sep 15, 2022
02:35 P.M.
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  • Queen Elizabeth's state funeral will take place on September 19, 2022.

  • Experts believe the late monarch will be buried with two special jewelry pieces.

  • But there is another significant piece of jewelry Philip designed for Elizabeth before their engagement, symbolizing their love until the end.

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September 8, 2022, will forever remain significant in history, as it marked the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British monarch. According to Royal traditions, Her majesty's funeral will take place on September 19, 2022.

Reports have revealed that the event will take place at Westminster Abbey, and afterward, there will be a committal service in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives before the opening of the Flanders' Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks on November 6, 2014, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives before the opening of the Flanders' Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks on November 6, 2014, in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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During the state funeral, Queen Elizabeth's coffin will reportedly be surrounded by the closest members of her family. Royal family members like King Charles III, and Camilla, Queen Consort, alongside the late Queen's other children and their partners, will reportedly be present. Her Majesty's grandchildren, and their respective partners, are also expected to be in attendance.

Since the announcement of the funeral date, there have been speculations regarding what the Queen will be adorned with on the memorable day.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as the hearse arrives at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on September 11, 2022, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. | Source: Getty Images

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as the hearse arrives at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on September 11, 2022, in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. | Source: Getty Images

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Despite having a private collection of several jewelry pieces, a royal expert believes Queen Elizabeth will likely be buried with only two of them. During an interview with Metro.co.uk, the Head of Communications at the Natural Diamond Council, Lisa Levinson, confessed:

"Her Majesty is an incredibly humble woman at night who is unlikely to be dressed in anything but her simple Welsh gold wedding band to rest and a pair of pearl earrings."

Another expert, Mok O'Keeffe, shared the same sentiment as Levinson. He believes Queen Elizabeth's wedding band was all she needed. According to O'Keeffe, burying the late monarch with her wedding ring was a "simple act of love" befitting someone who basked in the simplicity of life.

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Queen Elizabeth II watches her horse Fiery Sunset run in the Whitley Stud Maiden Fillies' Stakes as she attends the Dubai Duty-Free Spring Trials Meeting at Newbury Racecourse on April 11, 2014, in Newbury, England. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II watches her horse Fiery Sunset run in the Whitley Stud Maiden Fillies' Stakes as she attends the Dubai Duty-Free Spring Trials Meeting at Newbury Racecourse on April 11, 2014, in Newbury, England. | Source: Getty Images

While experts believe the Queen will be buried with her sentimental wedding ring, there is another piece of jewelry that Her Majesty never took off because Prince Philip designed it. Here are the details.

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The Special Jewelry Designed by Prince Philip

Prince Philip truly loved Queen Elizabeth, and he proved it in many ways, one of which was designing a ring for her. The Duke of Edinburgh received the material used to make the ring from his mother in the form of a tiara in 1946.

The pair had fallen in love, but sadly, they kept their courtship hidden and tried not to be seen in public together.

Queen Elizabeth II (hands and engagement ring detail) attends the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park on May 13, 2006, in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II (hands and engagement ring detail) attends the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park on May 13, 2006, in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Philip's mother had gotten the tiara on her wedding day, but when she heard her son wanted to propose, she gave it to him to dismantle and create a ring for Queen Elizabeth.

So, Philip used the materials from the tiara and began creating a unique ring for his wife. He worked with a London jeweler, designing it himself.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip shown at Buckingham Palace. The Princess wears a three-diamond ring on her engagement finger, symbolic of her betrothal. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip shown at Buckingham Palace. The Princess wears a three-diamond ring on her engagement finger, symbolic of her betrothal. | Source: Getty Images

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The beautiful engagement ring was reportedly set in platinum and had eleven natural diamonds. In addition, the ring was made with an inscription, which only Philip, the Queen, and the engraver knew.

The Duke of Edinburgh proposed to his Queen with the ring. After their engagement, Queen Elizabeth reportedly never took the ring off. Even after getting a different wedding ring, she allegedly wore the two rings under her signature gloves for the rest of her life.

Queen Elizabeth II sttends yhe 2007 Windsor Horse Show. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II sttends yhe 2007 Windsor Horse Show. | Source: Getty Images

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Indeed, the love Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip shared inspired several people. However, many still do not know that the couple might have never been together, as the beginning of their love story was not smooth.

Inside Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's Love Story

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip first crossed paths in 1939, shortly before World War II, and it was love at first sight. The former was only 13, while the Duke of Edinburgh was 18.

In this photo, taken at Buckingham Palace, preparing for their state visit to India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Iran are Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip. | Source: Getty Images

In this photo, taken at Buckingham Palace, preparing for their state visit to India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Iran are Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip. | Source: Getty Images

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At the time, Her Majesty was traveling with her parents and sister to Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. On the other hand, Philip, a blonde cadet, was assigned to entertain Queen Elizabeth and her sister, Princess Margaret.

While spending time and playing games together, Queen Elizabeth and Philip formed a connection. A few years later, what began as friendship evolved into something more profound.

Prince Philip, captain of the Windsor Park Team, with the Windsor Cup after his team beat India during the Ascot week polo tournament of which he was the sponsor. | Source: Getty Images

Prince Philip, captain of the Windsor Park Team, with the Windsor Cup after his team beat India during the Ascot week polo tournament of which he was the sponsor. | Source: Getty Images

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The pair had fallen in love, but sadly, they kept their courtship hidden and tried not to be seen in public together.

This is because Her Majesty's father, King George VI, had disliked Philip. He reportedly considered him "rough, ill-mannered, uneducated and would probably not be faithful."

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip make a charming picture when they specially posed for the camera at Broadlands, Romsey, where they spent their honeymoon. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip make a charming picture when they specially posed for the camera at Broadlands, Romsey, where they spent their honeymoon. | Source: Getty Images

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However, with time, the Duke of Edinburgh proved that he was the opposite, making King George like him. Eventually, the King approved of Queen Elizabeth and Philip's wedding, but it could only happen after the former turned 21.

Finally, in 1947, the couple tied the knot at Westminster Abbey. While saying her vows, Queen Elizabeth included the word "Obey," which would cause a controversy, as the word had been omitted from the Church of England service about two decades before her wedding.

Queen Elizabeth II, with her husband Prince Phillip, on their wedding day, November 20, 1947. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II, with her husband Prince Phillip, on their wedding day, November 20, 1947. | Source: Getty Images

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Nevertheless, Queen Elizabeth cared less about what people would think and more about her love for Philip. Following their marriage, the couple lived happily together for 73 years and raised four children, King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.

Prince Philip's Demise / Life After

After over seven decades of marital bliss, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth's marriage ended following the former's death. The Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9, 2021, at 99.

Queen Elizabeth II bows her head during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021, in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II bows her head during the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2021, in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Eight days later, his funeral took place, and Philip's grieving widow made sure to leave a special last note for her husband. The note read:

"In loving memory, Elizabeth."

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, attend The OUT-SOURCING Inc Royal Windsor Cup 2018 polo match at Guards Polo Club on June 24, 2018, in Egham, England. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, attend The OUT-SOURCING Inc Royal Windsor Cup 2018 polo match at Guards Polo Club on June 24, 2018, in Egham, England. | Source: Getty Images

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One and a half years after Philip's death, Queen Elizabeth passed away at her Balmoral home in Scotland. Following her death, Sky News Australia host Piers Morgan claimed that the late monarch never fully recovered from her husband's death.

Meanwhile, after spending time apart, Queen Elizabeth and Philip will soon be together again. After Her Majesty's funeral, the Duke of Edinburgh will be transferred from the Royal Vault to the King George VI Memorial Chapel to lay next to his wife.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are joined at Clarence House in London by Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew on the occasion of a dinner hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to mark the forthcoming Diamond Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and The Duke, 18 November 2007. | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are joined at Clarence House in London by Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew on the occasion of a dinner hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to mark the forthcoming Diamond Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and The Duke, 18 November 2007. | Source: Getty Images

Also, according to a royal expert, the couple's symbol of love, Queen Elizabeth's engagement ring, will reportedly be inherited by their only daughter, Princess Anne.

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