09 June 2016

Princess Anne Shines on Founder's Day

Princess Anne attends the Founder's Day Parade (Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

On Thursday, the Princess Royal attended the annual Founder's Day Parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where she wore a very sparkling piece of jewelry.




Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Founder's Day is also known as Oak Apple Day, and the Chelsea Pensioners always affix oak leaves to their uniforms for the parade. (It's because this day in part commemorates Restoration Day, a old national British holiday that involves Charles II hiding out in an oak tree. I'll direct you to Wikipedia for more.) Princess Anne secured her oak leaves with a diamond and pearl brooch in the shape of a wild rose.


Photos: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Here's a closer look at the details of the brooch from today's parade.


Photo: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

If the brooch looks familiar, that's probably because it's been in Anne's collection for a while. One of her most prominent outings of the piece was the 2011 wedding of her nephew, the Duke of Cambridge.