~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
I'll be at work, but two of our interns are from England and are coming in late because they can't miss such an important event in their country's history.
Wadsworth mansion is one of the venues we considered. It is a giant old house with beautiful green space. Tomorrow morning they will open their doors at 6:30AM so people can come and watch it live. They will be serving tea, cakes, scones, biscuits, and desserts. I'm sorry I have to miss it because I think that sounds like so much fun....although maybe not at 6:30 in the morning....
I personally think that weddings are enough pressure. Imagine having 4000 pairs of eyes on you for the ceremony alone....not to mention the millions more watching from home. BUT, I'm sure the Royal planners and the ROYAL BUDGET help to alleviate some of the tension....THAT must be nice....
Now for some very shiny pieces of history and the stories behind them:
The Crown Jewels of England, which are now on display at the Jewel House in the Tower of London, can date back to the 12th Century although most pieces from that time were destroyed and recreated during the Restoration.
One of the most famous pieces in this collection is the Imperial State Crown. This crown consists of almost 3,000 gems, most of which came from the original Imperial State Crown from the 17th Century. Of the 3,000 gems, there are 277 pearls. The pearls that are suspended from the arches of the crown were actually worn as earrings by Elizabeth I.
The 'Girls of Great Britain and Ireland' tiara was originally purchased from Garrard, the London jeweller and given to Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1893. In a special gift, Queen Mary then passed it down to her granddaughter, and the future Queen Elizabeth II, on her wedding day. The tiara has been described as "a diamond festoon-and-scroll design surmounted by nine large oriental pearls on diamond spikes and set on a bandeau base of alternate round and lozenge collets between two plain bands of diamonds".