Saturday 17 March 2018

Corgi-shaped pendants form part of new Royal Collection range

The Queen has owned more than 30 dogs, but now has only two corgis and two dorgis.
The Queen has owned more than 30 dogs, but now has only two corgis and two dorgis.

Corgi-shaped pendants are to go on sale in a new range for the Royal Collection to mark the summer opening of Buckingham Palace.

The handcrafted necklaces by jeweller Alex Monroe pay tribute to the Queen's much-loved pets and feature a corgi - known for their short stubby legs - from the side with its tongue hanging out.

The 22 carat gold plated corgi pendants cost £150 each, while the sterling silver version is priced at £126.

Royal fans can also purchase a diamond-set pendant engraved with a corgi and decorated with bows and flowers inspired by the interiors of Buckingham Palace in silver for £126 and gold-plated for £180.

Other pieces in the collection include a crown pendant inset with a diamond in silver for £156 and gold-plated for £180, and a coach pendant with moveable wheels, inspired by the Diamond Jubilee State Coach in the Royal Mews, priced at £195 in silver and £225 for gold-plated.

The most expensive piece in the new range is a £330 gold-plated locket inspired by the domed ceiling of the palace's Music Room, featuring Monroe's signature bee motif.

The Queen is known for her love of dogs - and has owned more than 30 over the years - but now has just two corgis, Holly and Willow, and two dorgis, Candy and Vulcan.

The jewellery - available at Royal Collection Trust shops and online at - will go on sale on July 23 to coincide with the opening of the palace's state rooms to the public.

Visitors to this year's summer opening will see a special exhibition, Fashioning A Reign: 90 Years Of Style From The Queen's Wardrobe, dedicated to the Queen's clothes through the decades.

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