We chatted last week about the jewels worn by the Queen on the first day and the second day of her Holyrood Week engagements. Today, we’ve got a roundup of the brooches she wore during the rest of the week’s events—as well as those worn by the royal princess who accompanied her.
The Princess Royal joined her mother for the final two days of her week of Scottish engagements. (Prince William had accompanied the Queen on the first day of events, while she undertook the second day solo.)
HM and Anne made two stops on Wednesday, June 30. First up was a visit to Skypark in Glasgow, where the Queen received a briefing from the UK Space Agency and viewed satellite production.
Next, the Queen and the Princess headed to the Childrens Wood Project, a rare wild green space in Glasgow.
For Wednesday’s engagements, the Queen wore a very recognizable royal jewel from her collection: Prince Albert’s Brooch. Prince Albert famously offered this diamond and sapphire cluster brooch to Queen Victoria as a gift on the night before their royal wedding in 1840.
Princess Anne wore gold and diamond jewels, including this intriguing royal brooch. I don’t have an immediate visual reference for the brooch’s design, but I’ll bet that some of you reading know what it represents. If you do, be sure to drop an explanation in the comments below!
On Thursday, July 1, the Queen and Princess Anne headed to the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute.
The Queen wore a brooch with a much more contemporary design for this engagement. The jewel, her Modern Ruby and Diamond Spray Brooch, has been in her collection since at least the 1960s.
Princess Anne wore another gold-toned brooch for Thursday’s royal visit.
On Friday, July 2, the Queen was back at Windsor Castle, where she received German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a farewell audience. (Merkel is not running for reelection, so her term will end this year.)
For the audience, the Queen wore a brooch with ties to Germany. This is the Cambridge Emerald Cluster Brooch, worn on this occasion without its emerald drop. The cabochon emerald in the brooch is one of the Cambridge Emeralds, which was one in a charity state lottery by Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge in the early nineteenth century. You can read all about the emeralds over here!