King Charles, Queen Camilla, and Princess Anne chatted with the Scots at an Edinburgh garden party this week, wearing lovely heirloom royal jewels.
This week, the King and Queen have been in residence in Edinburgh for Holyrood Week, their annual tenure staying at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. They were joined by the Princess Royal for a garden party at the palace on Tuesday, July 4.
Rain fell on the gathering, but that didn’t stop the monarch from putting up an umbrella and chatting with those in attendance.
With his morning suit, King Charles wore a small tie pin made of diamonds and blue enamel.
Charles recently wore the same pin, which bears the initial A, to watch the races at Royal Ascot.
Queen Camilla wore a black and white ensemble for the garden party.
She accessorized with a special royal brooch from her personal collection.
The diamond thistle brooch, representing Scotland’s national flower, originally belonged to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Above, she wears the brooch on her hat in May 1944 as she meets with paratroopers preparing for the upcoming D-Day invasion.
Camilla has been wearing the brooch since she was Duchess of Cornwall. The piece was a personal gift to her from her late mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II, who had inherited the brooch from her mother in 2002. Camilla debuted the brooch in Wellington during a tour of New Zealand in November 2015.
Camilla has worn the brooch often over the years, especially at events in or related to Scotland. Above, she wears the diamond thistle in October 2021 for the opening of the Scottish parliamentary session.
And last September, she wore the brooch in Edinburgh as the world mourned for the late Queen Elizabeth II.
The Princess Royal was elegant in a neutral tweed ensemble for Tuesday’s garden party.
She accessorized with pearl drop earrings, a three-row pearl necklace (possibly the one belonging to the late Queen), and a lovely gold knot brooch studded with rubies and pearls.