I am puzzled by the reference to 'working jewels'. I have not seen the term previously and have no idea what it means, but I would be very interested to know what various sovereigns have designated as 'working jewels'.
Sadly, I missed the conversation about property rights.
: First up I'd say these pieces are still
: owned by the Queen and will remain so for
: her lifetime.
: There have been understandings where the
: "working" jewels have been
: included with the sovereign's estate passing
: free of tax and duty to the next sovereign.
: I'd expect a similar arrangement is in force
: Second is the consideration of security and
: The Cambridges would need to have safes in
: their residences. Jewellery pieces would
: "travel" between sites under
: secure arrangements.
: Third, we probably wish to know who has
: exclusive use of a piece on loan from the
: That is more the question, I feel. That
: might be Kate for all those pieces, or not.
: And next it will be Charles - unless
: something very different occurs - see First.
: Edit: of course I mean Charles doing the
: lending and not the borrowing.
: Finally, at times I tend to want to throw up
: my hands and say "Enough". The
: board is about jewels and not about property
: Of course it can be fun to play with all the
: possibilities but we are not likely to ever
: know with certainty.
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