Crown jeweller to give royal talk at an exclusive event

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: Queen Elizabeth II reacts after presenting New Colours to the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards at Windsor Castle on April 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Cathal McNaughton - Pool /Getty Images)

Former crown jeweller David Thomas is set to deliver a talk on his time serving the Royal Family to jewellers society.

Thomas has been announced as a guest speaker for a Westerham Society event at Westerham Hall taking place on September 15 at 8pm.

Thomas was crown jeweller to the Royal Family from 1991 to 2007 when he retired.

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During his 16-year stint serving the Royal Family his job was to keep the Monarch’s crown and jewels in order and prepare each item for any prospective coronation.

The crown jeweller is responsible for the maintenance and, when they leave the Tower of London, security, of the regalia, plate, and fonts which make up the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.

Thomas is expected to discuss the Queen’s extensive personal jewellery collection and the famous Cambridge Emeralds.

The former crown jeweller, who was recommended to the Queen by Prince Charles, was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order for his services to the Queen.

In 2007 Buckingham Palace announced that Garrard & Co., which was originally appointed by Queen Victoria in 1848, would no longer be required with the reason cited being that it was time for a change.

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