12 June 2016

Jewels at the Patron's Lunch

Queen Elizabeth II at the Patrons' Lunch (Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The official celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday continued on Sunday with the Patrons' Lunch, an event coordinated by her eldest grandchild, Peter Phillips.

Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

The Queen wore one of Queen Victoria's diamond bow brooches for her appearance at the event.

Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

For the second day in a row, the Duchess of Cambridge wore her Mappin and Webb Empress pendant necklace, pairing it this time with the set's coordinating earrings.

Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

The York princesses attended the event, but again, no major jewelry. (Eugenie has a simple bracelet on her right wrist, it appears.)

The Countess of Wessex wore the same black and white pearl earrings that she wore on her wedding day.

Lady Louise continued her more visible appearances with the family this weekend, taking part in her very first walkabout on the Mall.

Princess Anne dressed casually, wearing simple, classic earrings.

Members of the extended family attended the event as well, although they didn't do the same kind of walkabouts that the Queen's children and grandchildren did. I spotted Peter and Autumn Phillips (appropriate as Peter helped organize the event!), the Tindalls, the Chattos, the Gloucesters, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. You can see them all in the family photo taken by the Duke of York at the event!

Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

And wonder of wonders -- someone snapped a photo in the royal box just at the right moment, so we finally got a look at Lady Sarah Chatto's jewels this weekend! She wore a five-stranded pearl necklace, the same one she wore during her aunt's 80th birthday celebrations. (Her mother had a magnificent necklace of a similar design, but that was auctioned off after her death.)