THE QUEEN Mother and Princess Diana’s wedding days were over 60 years apart. However, one detail links the events together. The pair were given similar rings by their princes.
The Queen Mother was reported not to be particularly keen on the late Princess Diana in her later life. “I did notice that one day, going through the drawing room, the old Queen Mother, she passed the magazine table, and Diana’s face was on the front of Hello! magazine. Paul Burrell revealed in 2017 Amazon Prime documentary “The Diana Story” how the Queen Mother flipped magazines with Diana’s face on the cover. He said: “That to me said, she’s not really accepted. They don’t like it.
Queen Mother: Princess Diana’s wedding had link to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
But the women did have something in common.
The Queen Mother’s engagement ring featured a very popular stone among engagement rings.
However, it was not the Queen Mother but Princess Diana who made it incredibly popular.
Lady Elizabeth was given a sapphire with diamonds by the Duke of York.
However, she went to wear a large pearl ring on her ring finger later in life.
Prince Albert, the Duke of York, met Elizabeth in 1921 and proposed, but the Lady turned him down twice.
However, she agreed to marry him finally in 1923, after his third proposal.
The wedding took place in Westminster Abbey on 26 April 1923.
Her dress was created by dressmaker to Queen Mary, Madame Handley-Seymour, and was reportedly designed to be “suggestive of a medieval Italian gown”.
The gown was made of ivory chiffon with pearls and silver thread.
She wore a veil, secured with a headdress of leaves instead of a tiara.
The dress had a train for the shoulders and the hips, and wore a wreath of orange blossom with white roses as a tribute to her husband the Duke of York.
It is unknown how much the dress cost, but a prototype of the gown was sold in 2011 for £3,500.
Prince Albert wore his RAF uniform for the wedding.
The couple had their honeymoon in the UK, first travelling to stately home Polesden Lacey in Surrey before heading to Scotland.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK