06 July 2017

Jewels of Holyrood Week

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The Queen is in Scotland for her annual week-in-residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British monarch in Edinburgh. Here's a look at the jewels she wore during the first three days of Holyrood Week.




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On Monday, the Queen attended the traditional Ceremony of the Keys at Holyroodhouse, where she inspected the guard of honor, Balaklava Company, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland.


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For the engagement, she wore a jewel-encrusted military badge. This is the cap badge of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. HM is their Colonel-in-Chief.


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The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied the Queen to a garden party at Holyroodhouse on Tuesday. As you can see above, the Duke of York also attended, as did Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Andrew's regular presence with his parents these days seems like something akin to job shadowing, as I expect him to accompany his mother on many of her engagements after his father's retirement later this year.


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For the garden party, the Queen wore the Centenary Rose Brooch, which she gave to her late mother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in honor of the latter's hundredth birthday. When the Queen Mother died less than two years later, the Queen inherited the brooch.


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Here's a closer look at the brooch. The rose on the brooch is hand-painted on a rock crystal background, and the frame is set with exactly 100 diamonds. The piece was made by Harry Collins.


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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Stirling and Falkirk on Wednesday, stopping by to see a new section of the Queen Elizabeth II Canal, built as part of the Helix project, which features the internationally-acclaimed Kelpies sculptures.


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The Queen wore two military badges for the engagements. She repeated the cap badge of the Royal Regiment of Scotland from earlier in the week, supplementing it with the cap badge of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, which was headquartered at Stirling Castle until 2006.


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Also on Wednesday, the Queen had an audience at Holyroodhouse with her Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.


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Trudeau stopped over in Scotland to visit with the Queen before heading on to this week's G20 summit in Hamburg.


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The Queen wore a brooch that many had expected to see on the Duchess of Cornwall during last week's Canadian tour: the Diamond Maple Leaf Brooch, which belonged to the late Queen Mother. (You can read more about the brooch over here!)