Official HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Chess Set Hand Painted

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Official HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Chess Set Hand Painted

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The Official commemorative Diamond Jubilee Chess Pieces. Fabricated from crushed stone and hand painted

King : HRH 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 Sovereign except that the badge of the Order in embroidered on the mantle rather than the Star.
Queen : HM 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. The Queen wears around her neck the collar of the Order from which hangs the famous motif of St George fighting the dragon.
Bishop : Right 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 designated to Windsor. bishop Conner is dressed in convocation robes and around his neck wears both a pectoral cross and the badge of the Register of the order of the Garter.
Knight : A 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 Sovereign and Knights of the Garter.
Rook : The 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.
Pawn : Chorister 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.

  • Height of King is 13.4cm - 5 1/4 inches
  • Weight of King is 145g
  • Height of Pawn is is 9.5cm
  • Weight of Pawn is 68g
  • King's Base Diameter is 4.3cm
  • Overall Weight unpackaged is 2.6kg
  • Materials used - Stone Resin Composite
  • Suitable for Boards with a Square Diameter of 5.0 cm and above.
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