22 April 2019

Easter Jewels at Windsor

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On Sunday, the Queen celebrated both Easter and her 93rd birthday at Windsor, surrounded by her family. Here's a look at the jewelry we saw during their annual Easter Parade.




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The Queen selected an appropriately springy brooch for the Easter Sunday service: her Flower Basket Brooch.


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The brooch has been in the Queen's jewelry box since 1948. It was a gift from her parents to mark the birth of Prince Charles. (You can learn more about its history, and see a close-up, over here!)


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The Queen was surrounded by numerous children and grandchildren at the service. The Wales contingent was led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


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Kate went with an oak and acorn theme for the occasion, wearing her diamond wedding earrings with the Oak Leaf Brooch. (More on the earrings here, and the brooch over here!) She wore the brooch most recently on Christmas Day at Sandringham.


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The Duke of Sussex was also in attendance, but his wife, who is nearing the birth of their first child, sensibly decided to skip the service (and the walk down to St. George's from the castle).


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The Duke of York, who can be spotted in the background of this photo, attended with his elder daughter, Princess Beatrice (who is also obscured in the background here).


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We didn't get a good look at Beatrice's jewelry for the service, but I wouldn't be surprised if she opted for few (or no) accessories, which is her usual style.


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The Princess Royal (caught here mid-blink, not sleepwalking) wore pearls with her intriguing modern diamond brooch.


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Her daughter, Zara Tindall, opted for simple hoop earrings for the day. I think these are from the range of jewelry she co-designed a few years ago.


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Autumn Phillips went for slightly blingier drop earrings, which coordinated nicely with the decorative buttons on her jacket.


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The Countess of Wessex kept things simple on the accessory front, wearing a pair of pearl drop earrings from Heavenly Necklaces.


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Lady Louise accessorized with a golden pendant necklace...


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...and a golden bracelet with a blue charm and a golden tassel.


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Which Easter jewels were your favorites this year?