15 June 2016

Royal Ascot Jewels 2016: Day 2

Royal Ascot 2016, Day 2 (Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Day 2 was a real show-stopper at Royal Ascot, with a brand-new brooch and two princess-ly debuts at the races! Here's a look at the sparkle in the royal box...




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I'm pretty sure we've got a brooch debut from the Queen on our hands! Richard Palmer of the Daily Express identifies this as "a Cartier diamond flower clip." I'm seeing a lovely diamond rose. If it's a clip, could it possibly be part of a pair?


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The Duchess of Cornwall wore more familiar jewels: her diamond and pearl drop earrings, her pearl necklace with round diamond clasp, plus her usual bracelets and rings.


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Royal watchers were on the edge of their seats for this Ascot debut: the Duchess of Cambridge!


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Kate wore yet another new pair of earrings, this time with pearl drops. (Perhaps she'll have to get her own poll at the end of the week? Let me know if you want one!)



Anna identified the pair as a version of this pair of Kiki McDonough earrings. (UPDATE: Kiki McDonough says these earrings are not theirs.)


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The Princess Royal repeated her outfit from the 2011 royal wedding, pairing it with pearl earrings, a pearl necklace, and an abstract gold brooch that looks to be set with an amethyst.


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The Countess of Wessex brought along another special guest with her in the carriage procession: Crown Princess Mary of Denmark!


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Sophie wore the same earrings that she wore at Friday's St. Paul's service, plus her Art Deco-style aquamarine brooch with the sapphire and diamond border.


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Mary wore a pair of statement earrings with large pendant drops, plus bracelets and rings.


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And we had another princess at the races, too: Princess Haya of Jordan, who is the junior wife of Sheikh Mohammed, the PM of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Dubai. Both are very involved in the world of racing, and they both attend Ascot annually. Haya wore a simple, classic pair of round pearl stud earrings for Day 2.