A fragrance fit for a queen: The Royal Society of Chemistry creates bespoke perfume inspired by diamonds and the 1950s as a gift for her Majesty The perfume is a Christmas gift from the RSC for Queen Elizabeth in her Diamond Jubilee year It has been named Adamas after the Greek word for diamond Ingredients have been sourced from across the commonwealth countries The scent is exclusively for the Queen and the exact formula will remain a secret | UPDATED: 09:55 GMT, 23 November 2012 Scroll down for a video of the perfume bottle being made A perfume has been created especially for Queen Elizabeth II by the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Diamond jubilee Christmas present. The perfume, which was presented to the Queen on Monday at Buckingham Palace was created with her reign and interests in mind representing the many facets of our Queen’s personality Described as a beautiful green floral fragrance created in a classical style with subtle modern twists, the scent, named 'Adamas' after the Greek word for diamond, is a Christmas gift for the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year which has seen a host of celebrations across the globe. Long to reign over us: Queen Elizabeth, seen here on her Coronation tour, has been on the throne for 60 years Fragrance fit for a queen: The Royal Society of Chemistry has created a bespoke perfume inspired by diamonds and the 1950s as a gift for her Majesty It is contained in a bespoke crystal bottle specially designed by Yorkshire glassmakers David Saunders and Andrew Wallace, and in keeping with the royal family's support of recycling the red, gold and pink bottle was fashioned from recycled Darlington crystal.
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The Duchess of Cambridge takes a turn on the OTHER side of the lens: Personal photographs from the royal couple's time in Borneo to be released | UPDATED: 19:27 GMT, 19 November 2012 Photographs taken by the Duchess of Cambridge on her recent trip to Borneo will be published on her official website this week. Kate, who is a keen photographer, took the shots on her own camera during a visit to the Danum Valley Research Station during her Diamond Jubilee tour to South East Asia and the South Pacific with the Duke of Cambridge.
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Now that really is a woolly jumper! Prince Charles amused by leaping sheep on visit to Tasmanian stud farm during Australian tour Prince of Wales met merino wool sheep while wearing merino wool suitThe Duke of Cornwall tried his hand at fleece-throwing Leenavale Sheep Stud has been in Thornbury family for four generationsSix-day visit down under is part of Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 8 November 2012 Leaping, frolicking lambs are an everyday site on farms. But the Prince of Wales spotted a much older wooly jumper during a visit to a Tasmanian holding, where he was learning about Australia's world-leading wool trade. Charles, visiting the Thornbury family's Leenavale Sheep Stud as part of his six-day tour down under with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, watched as an adult sheep almost bounded straight out of a pen in its desperation to follow his fluffy friends into the shearing sheds.
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From a 47-carat necklace owned by the Duchess of Windsor to a $5m ring: Estee and Evelyn Lauder's most precious diamonds go up for auction | UPDATED: 18:28 GMT, 6 November 2012 A $2million heart-shaped diamond that once belonged to the Duchess of Windsor is among a trove of jewels from the collections of Estee and Evelyn Lauder that will be auctioned to benefit breast cancer research next month. The 47.14-carat yellow diamond, one of 35 pieces in the collection, was worn by the Duchess as a ring and was refashioned as a diamond pendant necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels for Estee Lauder in 1978
Dazzling despite the drizzle: Charles and Camilla are mobbed as they attend the Melbourne Cup during their Jubilee tour Royal couple went on a brief walkabout as they made their way into the main grandstand at Flemington racecourseDuchess of Cornwall's first visit to Australia For the Duchess Philip Treacy created a wide brimmed cream hat that matched her flowing coat and dress by Bruce Oldfield | UPDATED: 16:26 GMT, 6 November 2012 The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall received a rapturous welcome as they attended the famous Melbourne Cup on the latest leg of their Jubilee tour. Despite the drizzle, Charles and Camilla went on a brief walkabout, shaking hands and waving at the crowds as they made their way into the main grandstand at Flemington racecourse
And you thought Ascot was a bit racy! Aussies' big day out at the Melbourne Cup Charles and Camilla attended the prestigious horse racing event in Melbourne today as part of Diamond Jubilee tour | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 6 November 2012 The Duchess of Cornwall declared the Melbourne Cup bigger than Ascot today after its huge crowds impressed the royal as she presented the winner’s trophy. More than 105,000 people flocked to Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne for the two-mile race, which has become a social, cultural and sporting icon for Australia – and a large number of them were ladies dressed to impress.
Camilla cuddles a baby kangaroo as she gets a taste of life in the Australian outback on Diamond Jubilee tour | UPDATED: 15:23 GMT, 5 November 2012 She has only just stepped foot on the dusty red soil of rural Queensland, but the Duchess of Cornwall has wasted no time in getting to grips with life in the Australian outback on her first visit to the country.