Prince Philip Royal Presentation World Tour Enamel Cufflinks
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Gold and enamel double sided cufflinks with chain link connections. Each with one 9ct gold white enamelled oval panel bearing the Tudor rose and crossed anchors badge H.M.Y. Britannia surmounted by the the date ‘1959’ and in base the words ‘World Tour’; the corresponding panel bearing a heraldic representation of Edinburgh Castle flanked by palm trees. Marked ‘HHP’ to the reverse for Royal warrant holder Henry Hodson Plante of Bury Street, St James’s, London. Hallmarked 1960. Cased.
The present royal cufflinks were presented by the Duke of Edinburgh following his 1959 tour that took in India and Pakistan and, following embarkation in the Royal Yacht, Singapore, Sarawak, North Borneo, Hong Kong, the Solomon Islands, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands and Christmas Island. A pair of these were exhibited at Windsor Castle Drawings Gallery 2011-2012 exhibit ‘Prince Philip: Celebrating Ninety Years’. The Daily Telegraph reported ‘The exhibition will also feature two sets of cufflinks designed by the Duke that were given to members of the support team who accompanied him on two royal tours. One pair feature an anchor, palm trees and what appears to be the Taj Mahal, from the Duke’s 1959 world tour of scientific institutions, which took in India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Borneo.’