Hyderabad: Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving monarch of Britain died peacefully on Thursday at the Balmoral castle in Scotland at the age of 96. During her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth was gifted with many jewels, but among them, one of the most expensive gifts was from the ruler of the erstwhile state of Hyderabad, which was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II by Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan on the occasion of her marriage.
The former Nizam of Hyderabad gifted 300-diamond-studded necklace to the Queen on her wedding in 1947. A picture of the precious necklace set was shared by the royal family on Instagram with the caption, “The necklace was given to then Princess Elizabeth as a wedding present in 1947 from the Nizam (ruler) of Hyderabad. The Nizam left instructions with the firm of Cartier in London that Princess Elizabeth should select a wedding gift herself, and this platinum necklace set with approximately 300 diamonds was chosen. Her Majesty has continued to wear the necklace throughout her reign and has also loaned it to The Duchess of Cambridge.”
Apart from this, Huzur Nizam also gifted the famous tiara of Hyderabad to Queen Elizabeth II. It had the design of ‘English Roses’ and was studded with diamonds.