Re: 1954 Tiara Tour
Posted by Nellie on July 18, 2012, 1:47 am, in reply to "Re: 1954 Tiara Tour"
My thinking on this topic has always related to risk and security considerations that exist today and were never even imagined way back then.
I doubt that those jewels are insured because the premiums would be prohibitive so it is unlikely that there would be insurers to throw a fit!
But I do believe that many "advisers" would recommend taking less these days.
Such a haul would be a target in itself today, and would heighten the risk for the Queen as well.
: I don't think it has anything to do with
: "not being allowed" to take so
: many jewels out of the country. I think it's
: all down to a change of fashion that HM
: doesn't wear as many grand jewels these
: days. Plus of course, she does not - at her
: age - do those long tours any more. There is
: no need for extended trips as tours are now
: done by air and not by ship (which was
: mainly the reason for the length of time the
: tour took) But I don't have any doubt that
: if HM did go on a similar extended
: excursion, she would still take as many
: jewels as she wanted to without anyone
: applying any restrictions.
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