08 June 2019

Jewels of Trooping the Colour 2019

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Thought I'd offer all of you a little Saturday treat and bring you tomorrow's post a few hours early! Here's our overview of the jewels of this year's birthday celebrations for the Queen.




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The Queen rode in a closed carriage during this year's parade, reportedly because of changeable weather conditions.


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As per usual, she wore the Guards' Brooch for the festivities. (More on the brooch here!) She also seemed to struggle a bit with the sun -- it's worth noting that she has consistently begun wearing sunglasses for outdoor events, probably to help with increased sensitivity to light.


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At Horseguards Parade, HM stood on the dais to watch more than 1400 soldiers, 400 musicians, and 300 horses take part in this year's Trooping the Colour presentation.


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The senior members of the royal family were out in force for this year's parade, riding in carriages or on horseback down the Mall.


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The Duchess of Cornwall wore what has increasingly become her daytime jewelry uniform: one of her pearl choker necklaces (this time, the one with the larger diamond clasp) and her favorite pearl drop earrings.


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The Duchess of Cambridge wore the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings, which are on loan to her from the Queen.


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She also wore a diamond-set cross pendant on a thin chain.


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The Duchess of Sussex took a brief break from her maternity leave to join her Duke for the birthday festivities.


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She wore a simple pair of sparkling stud earrings for the occasion. Eagle-eyed royal watchers also noted that a new diamond eternity band has joined her engagement and wedding rings -- perhaps either an anniversary or new baby present.


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As usual, the York princesses kept their jewelry minimal, but you'll spot golden bracelets on both of them in this image from the carriage procession.


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The Countess of Wessex chose modern earrings to pair with her striking black hat and green outfit.


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Lady Louise was definitely wearing some sort of pendant necklace today, but the angle didn't give us a good view of the piece. Isn't her little fascinator lovely?


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The Princess Royal was in uniform to ride on horseback in the procession. She joined her brothers and nephew: from left to right, that's Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Andrew.


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Anne's daughter-in-law, Autumn, made an appearance on the balcony this year. She wore small pearl drop earrings with her bright pink ensemble. (You'll spot her husband, Peter Phillips, behind her, and her daughters, Isla and Savannah, standing in front of her. The boy standing behind Isla is Viscount Severn.)


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As ever, the royal kids were the stars of the show on the palace balcony. Little Prince Louis made his first Trooping appearance, clapping and waving happily at the planes flying over head.


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The balcony was absolutely jam-packed with Windsors this year. Here, from left to right, we have Camilla, Sir Tim Laurence, Charles, Beatrice, Anne, the Queen, Eugenie, Louise, Jack Brooksbank's right ear, Andrew, Harry, and Meghan.


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The Kents occupied the right side (well, our left side) of the balcony: Zenouska Mowatt, Lady Gabriella Kingston, Lord Frederick Windsor, Thomas Kingston, Lady Frederick, Princess Michael, and Prince Michael.


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Lord Nicholas Windsor and his son, Albert (with his arm in a sling) scored a prime position beside the Cambridges.


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Meghan and Harry stood with Viscount Severn and the Phillipses; beside them were little Lyla Gilman (daughter of Lady Rose and George Gilman), Eloise Taylor (who has gotten so tall!), and Eloise's mother, Lady Helen Taylor.


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And we got even more Kents and Gloucesters on the other end of the balcony, too: Flora Ogilvy, George and Lady Rose Gilman, James Ogilvy, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, part of Timothy Taylor's face, Alexander Ogilvy, and the Countess and Earl of St. Andrews.


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Quite a good showing for this year's un-birthday celebrations!