It's that time of year again -- one of the two birthdays of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (and various other places, too!). Today is the real McCoy: her genuine birthday, not the "official one" celebrated with a military parade when the weather's nicer. To mark 88 years of royal excellence, let's enjoy a rundown of the jewelry she's worn at state banquets over the past decade. Which of her pieces of jewelry is your favorite?
23 Oct 2008: State Banquet in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
21 Oct 2008: State Banquet at Brdo Castle in Slovenia
13 May 2008: State Banquet in Ankara, Turkey
26 Mar 2008: State Banquet at Windsor Castle for the President of France
30 Oct 2007: State Banquet at Buckingham Palace for the King of Saudi Arabia
07 May 2007: State Dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C.
13 Mar 2007: State Banquet at Buckingham Palace for the President of Ghana
19 Oct 2006: State Banquet in Talinn, Estonia
17 Oct 2006: State Banquet in Vilnius, Lithuania
07 Mar 2006: State Banquet at Buckingham Palace for the President of Brazil
23 Nov 2005: State Banquet in Valletta, Malta
02 Nov 2004: State Banquet in Berlin, Germany