Nursery Rhymes

Little Girl, Little Girl

The Nursery Rhyme, Little girl, talks of "a diamond as big as my shoe" being exchanged for roses given by the Queen.

The Crown Jewels


The Crown Jewels of England contain two of the most famous diamonds in the World.

The Royal Sceptre contains the Cullinan diamond also called the "Great star of Africa" and was part of the biggest diamond ever found (with an unpolished weight of 3.601 carat) it was cut into several pieces including the Cullinan diamond of 530.20 carat (approx. 17 ounces!).

The second largest cut diamond in the world is the Kohinoor diamond which is set in the special crown made in 1937 for the coronation of Elizabeth (the Queen Mother).

The Kohinoor diamond weighs 108.93 carats. Help us to maintain our history and heritage through the words and lyrics of old Nursery Rhymes like 'Little girl'
 

Little Girl, Little Girl
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

Little girl, little girl where have you been?
Gathering roses to give to the Queen.
Little girl, little girl what gave she you?
She gave me a diamond as big as my shoe.

Little Girl, Little Girl
Nursery Rhyme lyrics, origins and history

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