The Queen has returned from her annual summer holidays at Balmoral, and she’s jumped right back in to public engagements! Today, we’ve got a look at three sparkling brooches that Elizabeth II wore this week on the job.
On Wednesday, the Queen was at Windsor Castle, where she received representatives of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery.
The event at Windsor was a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the foundation of A and B Batteries of the Regiment.
The Queen wore a very appropriate brooch for a meeting with members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Diamond Maple Leaf Brooch, which she inherited from the Queen Mother, features one of Canada’s most important national symbols rendered in dazzling diamonds.
On Thursday, the Queen traveled to London for engagements at Buckingham Palace. She appeared alongside her youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, for the launch of The Queen’s Baton Relay for Birmingham 2022, the XXII Commonwealth Games. They were joined by Dame Louise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation. The Queen and the Earl are the Patron and Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
The Queen wore an outfit in a bright shade of autumnal orange for the event.
She accessorized with the largest of the Nizam of Hyderabad Rose Brooches. The three brooches, made by Cartier, are the only remaining pieces of the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara, which was one of the Queen’s wedding gifts.
Inside the palace, the Queen changed clothes before taking a closer look at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Baton. Over the next 294 days, the baton will be carried by 7,500 bearers as it travels to all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
The Queen also swapped out her brooch for this part of the relay launch. She wore Queen Mary’s Turquoise Brooch, one of her wedding gifts from King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.