Queen Elizabeth II will be buried with just her wedding band and a pair of earrings. Images via Twitter @royalfamily.

‘Humble woman’: What Queen Elizabeth will be taking to her grave

The Queen was a humble woman at heart, who believed she would ‘enjoy the riches of Heaven’. Here’s what she will be buried with.


Queen Elizabeth II will be buried with just her wedding band and a pair of earrings. Images via Twitter @royalfamily.

Natural Diamond Council head of communications Lisa Levinson believes that Queen Elizabeth II’s body will be buried with a “less priceless” possession than expected, according to a report by Metro.


Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral is taking place on Monday 19 September. Currently, her coffin is being conveyed from Westminster Abbey where the funeral service took place. 

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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin. Image via Twitter @royalfamily

Levinson told Metro that Her Majesty’s body will be decorated in less jewellery than what was previously expected.

“Her Majesty is an incredibly humble woman at heart who is unlikely to be dressed in anything but her simple Welsh gold wedding band to rest and a pair of pearl earrings,” said Levinson.

Levinson says that her engagement ring will likely be given to her only daughter, Princess Anne. The ring belonged to Prince Phillip’s mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg. 

“The young Prince Philip was closely involved in the design of Elizabeth’s engagement ring, which is set in platinum and has eleven natural diamonds – a three-carat round solitaire diamond, and five smaller stones set on each side,” Levinson continued.

“Her Majesty’s life has always been about the legacy of the royal family, in the UK and Commonwealth; her jewels form very much part of that legacy,” Levinson added.

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Metro also reports that the Queen’s private jewellery collection comprises 300 items. This includes: 

  • 98 brooches
  • 46 necklaces
  • 34 pairs of earrings
  • 15 rings
  • 14 watches
  • Five pendants

Mok O’Keeffe of LGBTQ+ royalist group GayAristo told the publication that the Queen was a modest woman. So, her wedding band is the only piece of jewellery she will be buried with.

“This simple act of love seems fitting for a woman who actively enjoyed the simple things in life and, because of her strong faith, believed that she would enjoy the riches of heaven,” he said.

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