Royal Navy museum in Portsmouth to display replica of admiral’s ‘bizarre’ diamond-laden plume on Trafalgar Day

One of Admiral Lord Nelson’s most treasured possessions, which must have provoked stifled giggles when he switched on the clockwork mechanism and the great diamond in his hat rotated, has been recreated from the original designs more than half a century after it was stolen.

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