Queen Elizabeth II may no longer be with us, but her memory will leave an impact on the world for generations to come. Now, many networks around the world are preparing to air specials and tributes dedicated to the late monarch.
Antiques Roadshow aired a particularly interesting episode following the Queen’s passing. The special featured many special moments in her life, including the royal wedding to Prince Phillip all the way back in 1947.
But one fan of the show brought in something truly surprising. Keep reading to get the latest.
A guest has an artifact with a fascinating connection to the late Queen Elizabeth II
During the Antiques Roadshow special dedicated to Queen Elizabeth, a horticulturist brought something in that shocked everyone. His name is Tom Hart Dyke and he produced a dead moth during the segment about the Queen’s wedding dress. Dyke told the experts how his grandmother worked with silk and the creation process.
“And this is the original silk moth here Bombyx mori. These and the eggs around it were responsible for the Queen’s wedding dress!” Dyke told the analysts on the show.
According to The Sun, “The Queen’s wedding dress was made from ivory silk satin and was embroidered with star lilies and orange blossoms. It was also adorned with 10,000 seed pearls and cost a reported £30,000 at the time and took seven weeks to make. It was designed by royal couturier Norman Hartnell and one of the Queen’s bridesmaids, Lady Pamela Hicks, previously said of the dress: ‘With her bridal dress and tiara on her wedding day, she was a knockout.'”
Can you imagine coming across such an intriguing find? How would you even react? Share your own thoughts in the comments below and see what others have to say.
The Crown pays its respects to the late monarch
Shortly after Queen Elizabeth passed away, people saw rainbows in the sky. It was as if she was giving her people one last farewell. Now, Britain and other nations around the world are mourning the loss of the longest reigning monarch in British history. Time seems to stand still while the world feels her absence.
Even the popular Netflix series The Crown will halt production to pay its respects to Queen Elizabeth II.
“The Crown is a love letter to her and I’ve nothing to add for now, just silence and respect,” show creator Peter Morgan told Deadline. “I expect we will stop filming out of respect too.”
Apparently, this has always been the plan since the show came out back in 2016. The creative team anticipated that Queen Elizabeth could pass away while the show was still running. They wanted to make a plan well in advance to pay their respects.
Stay tuned for the latest information on the royal family and new television news.
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