Our week-long Sparkling Spotlight on the Duchess of Gloucester’s royal jewels wraps up today with a look at an elegant bejeweled ensemble from the annual Festival of Remembrance.
On November 10, 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester arrived at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the Festival of Remembrance, held annually on the Saturday evening before Remembrance Sunday. The program, hosted by the Royal British Legion, is a celebration of those who have served in military conflicts and a commemoration of those who gave their lives in service.
Accordingly, you’ll generally see the royal ladies of the House of Windsor dressed in respectful attire and jewels for the event: dark colors and white jewels, as well as the accent of the bright red poppy. (Sometimes rubies are also worn to echo the poppy’s color.) Military jewels and badges are often worn as well. Here, with her poppy, Birgitte wears the bejeweled cap badge of the Adjutant General’s Corps. She’s the Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of the corps, which is responsible for many of the administrated services of the British Army.
For the occasion, the Duchess also wore pieces of diamond jewelry with a floral theme. Her earrings are flowers with five petals, encrusted in diamonds.
At the collar of her dress, she pinned a trio of diamond floral brooches, which are connected together by a thin, delicate chain to form a corsage ornament.
She also wore her modern gold watch, a gold bracelet, and rings on both hands. On her right hand, she wears a gold ring set with a golden gemstone—perhaps a topaz?