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Pictured: The jewellery, made by Garrard & Co, is modelled in the form of the letters ER in the Queen's own hand-writing, and signed on the reverse 'with grateful thanks'.<br />
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A stunning diamond brooch the Queen gave to a duchess who stood in for her for a rehearsal of the Coronation has emerged for sale for £6,000.<br />
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Lavinia Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk, doubled as Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey for the practice run as the new monarch was too poorly to attend.<br />
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The Duchess of Norfolk donated the brooch to a charity auction in 1956 with the help of Australian cricketer, Ray Lindwall, visiting the country for the Ashes.