Official H.M. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Chess Set Red Erable
The Official commemorative Diamond Jubilee Chess Set. To commemorate one of the most momentous event in the long history of the British monarchy, these stunning hand-made chess pieces celebrate the 60 magnificent years since Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne in 1952. We have combined the chess pices with an Italian made Red Erable and Maple chess board, measuring just under 21 inches in width. KingHRH The Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip was installed as a Knight of the Garter in 1948 by the Queen's father, King George VI. Both King George and his consort, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother are buried in St Georges' Chapel. Price Philip's robes are similar to those of the Monarch except that the badge of the Order in embroidered on the mantle rather than the Star. QueenHM The Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in February 1952. She was installed as a Lady of the Order of the Garter during a service in 1948. Her Majesty is shown wearing the Sovereign's robes of the Order, a mantle of blue velvet with the Garter Star embroidered on the left hand side. Around her neck The Queen wears the collar of the Order from which suspends the motif of St George battling the dragon. BishopRight Rev. David Conner who as the dean of Windsor, is also the Register of the Order of the Garter. A number of Deans of Windsor have been Bishops before being assigned to Windsor. bishop Conner is dressed in convocation robes and around his neck wears both a pectoral cross and the emblem of the Register of the order of the Garter. KnightA Military Knight of Windsor The Military Knights of Windsor were founded in 1348 as part of the College of St George, and today comprise a Governor and twelve officers. they live within Windsor Castle and regularly attend services to pray for the Monarch and Knights of the Garter. The service uniform is that of an officer on the unattached list from the rule of William IV. RookThe Round Tower of Windsor Castle Windsor Castle dates from the earliest days after the Norman Conquest in 1066 and has belonged to the Sovereigns of England for over 900 years. The earliest stone keep was built in the late 12th century by Henry II and was raised to its present height in 1830 to become Windsor Castle's most famous landmark. PawnChorister The choir of St George's Chapel consists of 23 boys who attend St George's School & 12 Lay Clerks - professional male singers. The Chapel choir sings at eight services a week during term time. The murrey colour of the cassocks worn below white surplices in unique to St George's Chapel.