11 April 2017

Spring Flowers for the Queen in Dunstable

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh made a visit to Dunstable on Tuesday, and HM brought a rather sparkly spring floral piece along with her.

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This is the diamond daffodil brooch that she debuted a few years ago. Many have speculated that the brooch may have been one of her Diamond Jubilee gifts.

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Here's a closer view of the brooch from today's visit. The piece features three yellow daffodil blossoms set on white diamond stems/leaves. The daffodil is one of the national symbols of Wales, and the Queen wore the brooch previously in a portrait commissioned by the Welsh Rugby Union.

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The Queen and the Duke made several stops during their visit, but one of the most fun (and highly photographed) was their trip to the elephant centre at a local zoo, where they got to feed Donna the Elephant. Looks like Donna's been practicing her royal wave...