Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Queen's Exhibit at Buckingham Palace

A new exhibition of some of the splendid items in the Royal Collection starts Monday, July 27, 2009, at Buckingham Palace, London. Several of the items are gifts presented to the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, from nations belonging to the British Commonwealth, and then there are spectacular gowns and, of course, jewels to go with. It's a knock-your-socks off exhibition - at least, to me. I love looking at beautiful gowns and jewels and the whole mystique about and the history behind being the Queen of the British Commonwealth. Here is an article (with video) about the exhibition from The Times Online. Here is a link to the official website about The Royal Collection, and a link to the official website about other collections. The Closet Grandmaster posted about a very special chess set that Nelson Mandela presented to Queen Elizabeth II and has a photo of some of the pieces. Check it out - it's absolutely one of a kind.

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