21 April 2016

Queen Elizabeth II Reaches for a Star on Her Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II greets the public in Windsor on her 90th birthday (Photo: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom was in Windsor today, where she celebrated her milestone 90th birthday with a walkabout.

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

For her big day, the Queen chose one of my favorites from her brooch collection: the Jardine Star Brooch, a nineteenth-century diamond piece that she received in 1981 from Lady Jardine.

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The Queen kept the brooch on for her other engagement of the day: the lighting of a special birthday beacon outside Windsor Castle.

Photo: John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Happy Birthday, Your Maj!