12 October 2016

Two Tuesday Brooches for Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen receives the President of Croatia and her husband (Photo: John Stillwell- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Magpies, you're in luck: was a double brooch day for Queen Elizabeth II yesterday! Starting off at the palace and then ending up at an awards ceremony, we saw an extra dose of bling from the Queen.




Photo: John Stillwell- WPA Pool/Getty Images

In the morning, the Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace. For these meetings, which included an audience with Croatia's president and her husband, the Queen wore the Round Cambridge Emerald Brooch with its pendant drop.


Photo: John Stillwell- WPA Pool/Getty Images

The Queen and Prince Philip were also presented with long service and good conduct armed forces medals by the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff. Both of them were clearly delighted with the presentation.


Photo: John Stillwell- WPA Pool/Getty Images

Here's a closer look at the Queen's new medals. (Always good to get a medal with your own face on it!)


Photo: John Stillwell- WPA Pool/Getty Images

And, because I know that many of you are as nosy as I am, here's a better look at the objects housed in that glass table pictured above. :-)


Photo: Jeff Spicer - WPA Pool/Getty Images

In the evening, the Queen and Prince Philip attended a reception and awards ceremony at the Royal Academy of the Arts.


Photo: Jeff Spicer - WPA Pool/Getty Images

It's difficult to see in many photographs, but the brooches that the Queen wore to the evening event are the Ivy Leaf Clips from the Greville bequest. The brooches were made for Mrs. Greville by Cartier; the then-Princess Elizabeth received them from her parents as a 21st birthday gift in 1947.