Queen at British Museum, 1957

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Rupert Bruce-Mitford, Keeper of British and Medieval Antiquities, explains the plan of the Sutton Hoo ship burial site to Queen Elizabeth II (wearing The Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara and the Greville Ruby and Diamond Floral Bandeau Necklace) and the Duke of Edinburgh during a reception at the British Museum in London on this day in 1957.

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