11 June 2016

Trooping the Colour Jewels 2016

The Windsors appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony during Trooping the Colour 2016 (Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Time to celebrate the Queen's very merry unbirthday yet again! This year's Trooping the Colour is a part of the extended official celebrations of Elizabeth II's 90th birthday, and the family was gathered in force.




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The Queen wore the same brooch she has worn at Trooping the Colour for decades: the Guards Brooch. Here's more on the brooch and photos from throughout the years.


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No surprises from Camilla today, either. The Duchess of Cornwall repeated her recent Jewelry Uniform: pearl and diamond earrings, pearl necklace with diamond clasp, and the gray pearl and diamond Prince of Wales feather brooch.


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But we got yet another new piece of jewelry from the Duchess of Cambridge! Kate wore her Mappin and Webb Empress pendant necklace with a new pair of very large pearl-esque earrings. No confirmed ID on these yet!


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No major jewelry yet again from the York sisters, although I spy a bracelet on Beatrice's wrist.


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But Eugenie did do us a major favor on the balcony: she stood next to Lady Helen Taylor (daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent), so we could get a glimpse of Helen's gorgeous pendant necklace. This piece looks like it could be an heirloom jewel. (P.S.: that's one of Helen's deeply unimpressed daughters standing in front of them.)


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The Countess of Wessex wore her back-to-front pearl earrings by Heavenly Necklaces.


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And Lady Louise repeated the same lovely golden heart necklace from yesterday's service at St. Paul's.


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Princess Anne rode in the procession, so her glitter today was of the military variety. Both her daughter, Zara, and her daughter-in-law, Autumn, wore earrings with medium-sized drops. (P.S.: you can see Sarah Chatto's husband and son obscured in the back here; I haven't seen any images of Sarah yet. Also, I believe the little boy in front of Autumn is Xan Windsor, Lord Culloden, son of the Earl and Countess of Ulster and grandson of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.)


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Here's another look at some of the Gloucesters on the balcony. (Left to right, we've got the Duke, the Earl of Ulster, the Countess of Ulster, the Duchess speaking to Lord Culloden, Lady Rose Gilman, and George Gilman.) It's tough to see, but Birgitte appears to be wearing pearls and diamond clips on her collar.


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We also got to see lots of Kents! (Left to right: Lady Nicholas Windsor, the Duke of Kent, Lord Nicholas Windsor, Princess Alexandra, and two of Alexandra's granddaughters, Flora Ogilvy and Zenouska Mowatt.) Alexandra's wearing earrings and a brooch, but again, it's tough to see details.


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Even more Kents: Julia Ogilvy (Princess Alexandra's daughter-in-law), Lord Frederick Windsor, Lady Frederick Windsor, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Looks like pearls were popular with both Julia and Marie-Christine.


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And for our finale, one more Kent: Lady Gabriella Windsor, who wore lovely pearl drop earrings.