2013 – British government stopped Kelly Clarkson from taking rare jewlry out of country

2013 – The British government was trying to stop American Idol singer Kelly Clarkson from taking a rare turquoise and gold ring once owned by Jane Austen out of the country. The 2002 winner of the Idol TV show bought the jewellery at auction last year for more than £150,000, but Culture minister Ed Vaizey had put a temporary export bar on it saying he wanted the “national treasure” to be “saved for the nation”.

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