16 May 2017

Garden Party Jewels in London

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The Windsors held their first garden party of the season at Buckingham Palace this afternoon, and five royal ladies were among the gathered crowds.


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Queen Elizabeth II wore a particularly springy brooch for the occasion: the Centenary Rose Brooch, a diamond and rock crystal piece. The brooch was the Queen's 100th birthday gift to the late Queen Mother.


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The Duchess of Cambridge wore her new Kiki McDonough blue topaz and diamond earrings. She debuted the pair during last week's trip to Luxembourg.


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You can spot the Princess Royal standing behind her father here; I believe she's wearing pearl earrings and a coordinating necklace. If better photos of her jewels become available to me, I'll post them here.


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And finally, Princess Beatrice was also on hand for the festivities. As usual, she wore no jewels with her nautical-inspired outfit. I think if I were to accessorize this ensemble, I'd go with small pearl stud earrings and a simple gold bracelet. What about you?


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UPDATE: As promised, we've got a better view now of some of today's jewels. Princess Anne is indeed wearing pearl earrings, which are set in gold. Her pearl necklace has a gem-set clasp; the central stone is purple-hued, possibly amethyst.


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And Princess Michael of Kent was also in attendance, wearing a pearl necklace, large pearl and enamel earrings (both pieces potentially costume, I think), and a sparkling cat brooch.