09 May 2012

The George IV State Diadem

The George IV State Diadem
Originally made for King George IV, this diadem has been worn by queens ever since. Also called simply the Diamond Diadem, it is a heavily symbolic piece which is worn by the Queen for her journey to and from the State Opening of Parliament and for some official portraits. Read more at Order of Splendor.

Appearances:
18 May 2016: State Opening of Parliament
27 May 2015: State Opening of Parliament 
26 March 2015: Canterbury Cathedral Statue 
2 March 2015: New Coinage Portrait
4 June 2014: State Opening of Parliament 
8 May 2013: State Opening of Parliament
9 May 2012: State Opening of Parliament
6 February 2012: Official Diamond Jubilee Portrait
1960: State Visit from France  
1953: The Coronation
All Years: State Opening of Parliament
The Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II