Queen Elizabeth II may be 93 years old, but don't let that fool you: the Queen is sharper than ever!
Her Royal Highness is currently the receiver of all incomparable jewelries of the British monarchs. According to Sali Hughes -- a journalist and the author of "Our Rainbow Queen" -- Queen Elizabeth II's memory is so sharp despite her current age that she can recite every single details about a certain jewelry that she has.
"Everything is forensically thought of, considered, and documented, and her memory is outstanding," Hughes exclaimed
"She does not forget who gave her something, and she doesn't forget the meaning it has when she was given her gifts and her jewelry."
The Queen's jewels have their own categories and is separate from the Royal Collection (the world's largest private art collection owned by Her Royal Highness) and the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom (a collection of insignias and chasubles of the past British kings and queens).
Queen Elizabteh II's jewelries comprise of brooches, coronets, earrings, necklaces, tiaras and parures.
With the overwhelming numbers of jewelries she owns, the Queen definitely has a unique way to make it easier for her to remember it all. Also, she is that sharp!
Keeping the Jewelries Extra Glittery
In Angela Kelly's book, "The Other Side of The Coin: The Queen, the Dresser, and the Wardrobe," the longtime royal dresser shared how she takes care of the Queen's jewelries.
According to the book, Kelly uses gin and water to clean the royal diamonds and give them an extra shine. Additional clean-up is sometimes required to see how spotless the jewels can be.
Besides her sharp memory and extensive jewelry collection making the rounds in the internet, Her Royal Highness also made headlines as she finally decided to go fur-free.
Certainly, it made animal activists to rejoice!
After the long wait, Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be using real fur anymore to complete her closet. Instead, her longtime dressmaker Angela Kelly will be using faux fur to actively stand and participate in the fur-free movement.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed the news and stated that they will use fake fur in all new outfits for the Queen.
However, Her Royal Highness will still continue to dress existing clothes in her wardrobe that have real fur attached on it -- from her coats, dress, and even formal coats.
Queen Elizabeth II has been criticized for continuously using fur in her clothing, but they clarified that their decision to go fur-free has nothing to do with it.