21 May 2019

Floral Sparkles at the Chelsea Flower Show

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Monday was press day for the Royal Horticultural Society's annual Chelsea Flower Show, and the royals were there en masse to view this year's beautiful gardens. Here's a look at the jewels they brought along for the visit.




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Rather than selecting the brooch given to her by the Royal Horticultural Society (the Chelsea Iris Brooch), the Queen wore another floral piece: the Flame Lily Brooch.


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Royal history buffs will recognize the Flame Lily as the first brooch the Queen wore in public when arriving in Britain after her accession in 1952.


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The Duchess of Cambridge was very involved in this year's flower show, even co-designing a garden designed to encourage families to spend more time in nature. Kate wore her pearl floral button earrings from Cassandra Goad for the press day events.


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The Duke of York and Princess Beatrice also attended the press event. Just as she did at this weekend's wedding, Beatrice wore bracelets on each wrist. This photo shows that the gold bracelet on her left wrist may be a Cartier "Juste un Clou" bracelet.



The Countess of Wessex wore fun statement earrings with her green ensemble.


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The Duchess of Gloucester wore silvery pearls, diamond and sapphire earrings, and her deco-style circle brooches for the event.


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Princess Alexandra chose pearl and diamond button earrings, a necklace of seed pearls, and a floral brooch for the press day. She was accompanied by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Julia Ogilvy, and their daughter, Flora. (She wore the same lovely earrings that she sported for her cousin's wedding on Saturday.)


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The Kent contingent was rounded out by Prince and Princess Michael. Marie Christine sported shell-like earrings, multicolored pearls, and stacked rings for the occasion.