22 July 2016

This Week in Royal Jewels: July 15-21

July 15-21, 2016

Earrings and brooches stole the show this week. Don't forget to vote for your favorites in our weekly poll!

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10. For the annual summer portrait session at Grasten, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark wore a variety of jewels, including pearl drop earrings and a love bracelet by Cartier. (See more photos of her jewels from the portraits here.)

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9. Thursday was Belgium's National Day, and as usual, Princess Astrid attended the Te Deum service in full military dress. She also snuck in a pair of glittering stud earrings with her uniform, though!

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8. Charles and Camilla -- the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall -- made an extended visit to Cornwall and Devon this week. While visiting the set of the television show Doc Martin on Tuesday, Camilla wore pearls, including her single-stranded pearl necklace with the pave-set ball clasp.

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7. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom wore her Pearl Trefoil Brooch while presenting the insignia of the Order of Merit at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

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6. High fashion was in order for Queen Letizia of Spain's appearance at the National Fashion Awards in Madrid on Thursday, and she met the challenge head-on with a pair of enormous statement earrings. (See close-ups of the earrings here!)

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5. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's jewels at the Grasten portrait session included a pair of floral earrings and a sapphire and diamond anchor brooch. (See better images of all of her jewels over here.)


4. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians wore a lovely pair of diamond earrings at the Te Deum service on National Day.


3. For a concert by the Belgian National Orchestra on the eve of National Day, Princess Astrid wore a lovely pair of sparkling tassel earrings.


2. And for the same concert, Queen Mathilde also wore diamond tassel earrings! (Think they called each other up and planned to match?) She paired them with a diamond bracelet and her sapphire and diamond ring.

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1. My top spot of the week goes to the art deco brooch worn by Queen Elizabeth II for Wednesday's audiences at Buckingham Palace. (See closer photos and read more about its history here!)