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In 1986, Elizabeth Taylor testified before a Senate subcommittee in Washington DC to raise badly needed funds for HIV/AIDS research. “Since my friend Rock Hudson died of AIDS last year I have worked with the American Foundation for AIDS Research….I have become familiar with the tragedy of AIDS and I am acutely aware of research funding needs. A comprehensive, sustained basic research effort will pay off in many ways.” That same year, she helped found amFAR, which has raised nearly $325…

originally made for the Duchess of Windsor , it's the symbol for the Prince of Wales. When she died in 1986 , Prince Charles got into a bidding war at the auction of her jewels with Elizabeth Taylor. Charles lost . It remained with Elizabeth until her death .