24 June 2020

Jewels of Royal Ascot: 1990s and 2000s

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Our journey through the jewels of Royal Ascots past continues today with a look at some of the most interesting pieces worn during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s...



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1993: The Queen, wearing the Golden Dahlia Brooch, rides in the carriage procession


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1997: The Queen Mother, wearing Queen Alexandra's Wedding Earrings, offers her hand to jockey Frankie Dettori


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1998: The Aga Khan arrives at Ascot with his second wife, Gabriele of Leiningen, who wears pearl earrings and a massive diamond ring


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1999: The Queen, wearing the Cullinan V Brooch, rides in the carriage procession


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2000: The Queen, wearing the Golden Dahlia Brooch, arrives for the races


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2000: The Queen Mother, wearing diamond floral earrings, rides in the carriage procession with Princess Alexandra, who wears a pearl choker and her diamond clematis brooch


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2000: Another angle from the previous appearance shows that the Queen Mother also wore Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Brooch


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2000: The Queen Mother, wearing the Palm Leaf Brooch, presents a trophy


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2001: The Queen Mother, wearing Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Brooch, rides in the carriage procession beside the Princess Royal, who wears her gold and amethyst brooch


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2001: The Queen, wearing the Golden Dahlia Brooch, walks in the Royal Enclosure


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2001: The Queen, wearing Queen Mary's Russian Brooch, rides in the carriage procession


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2002: During the Golden Jubilee festivities, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (wearing pearls) and Queen Silvia of Sweden (wearing a floral brooch) ride in the carriage procession


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2002: Queen Sonja of Norway, wearing diamonds, rides in the carriage procession


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2002: Queen (now Princess) Beatrix of the Netherlands wears the family's five-stranded pearl necklace and a floral brooch as she rides in the carriage procession


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2002: Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg wears gold and pearl jewelry as she rides in the carriage procession


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2002: The Queen, wearing the Duchess of Cambridge's Pearl Pendant Brooch, rides in the carriage procession


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2003: The Princess Royal walks in the Royal Enclosure wearing her gold, pearl, and diamond floral brooch, plus earrings by Andrew Grima


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2003: The Queen, wearing Prince Albert's Brooch, walks in the Royal Enclosure


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2004: The Queen wears the Australian Wattle Brooch at the races


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2004: The Queen, wearing the City of London Lily Brooch, rides in the carriage procession


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2005: The Queen wears the Centenary Rose Brooch to the races, which were held in York while Ascot was under construction


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2005: The Duchess of Cornwall wears her diamond clover brooches as she rides in the carriage procession


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2005: The Princess Royal, wearing her Grima earrings and her modern stalactite brooch, rides in the carriage procession


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2006: The Queen, wearing the Sapphire and Diamond Grapes Brooch, rides in the carriage procession


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2006: The Princess Royal, wearing pearls, rides in the carriage procession alongside Princess Sarvath of Jordan, who wears floral earrings


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2007: The Queen, wearing her Diamond Clematis Brooch, rides in the carriage procession


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2007: The Duchess of Cornwall, wearing her Topaz and Diamond Ribbon Brooch, rides in the carriage procession with the Prince of Wales


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2007: The Queen wears the Flower Basket Brooch as she arrives for the races


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2008: The Queen, wearing the Courtauld Thomson Scallop-Shell Brooch, walks in the Royal Enclosure


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2008: The Duchess of Cornwall, wearing the Queen Mother's Modern Emerald Brooch, rides in the carriage procession


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2008: Princess Haya of Jordan wears diamond and gold jewelry at the races


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2009: The Duchess of Cornwall wears her pearl choker with the pink topaz and diamond clasp as she walks in the Royal Enclosure


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2009: Lady Helen Taylor wears diamonds and pearls to the races


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2009: The Queen wears a diamond floral brooch set with white and yellow diamonds as she rides in the carriage procession beside the Duke of Edinburgh