Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are due to celebrate their wedding anniversary by next month after being married for over 72 years. Until now, royal experts are still speechless about the Queen’s wedding ring made of Welsh gold, which was presented to her by the Duke of Edinburgh on 20 November 1947, when they got married.
Royal analysts say the Queen’s ring has resemblance with the ones worn by Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, but on the inside of the ring there is an inscription, and except three persons no-one else knows what is written on it.
Speaking about the ring, Royal author Ingrid Seward describes the background to the mysterious ring in a new book, Prince Philip: A Portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh.
In it, she writes Queen Elizabeth “never takes it off, and inside the ring is an inscription.” Prince Philip is also thought to have been spared any expense of buying the ring.
Mrs Seward claims the Duke was “supplied a nugget of Welsh gold” by the people of Wales as even the Queen’s engagement ring was also gifted to Philip and repurposed.
The engagement ring, encrusted with diamonds, was made from a tiara that belonged to Prince Philips’ mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg. And the tiara itself has a history stretching even further back.
Prince Philip’s mother received the ring from Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia, Prince Philip and the Queen were married in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey.