The annual Commonwealth Day celebrations take place early next week, so we’re devoting space this weekend to some of the jewels given to the Queen by the people of two of the Commonwealth realms. First up: three brooches worn by the Queen of Australia during her 70-year reign.
The Nightly Necklace: Crown Princess Mary’s Black and White Pearl Necklace
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Mary Elizabeth Donaldson wears a black and white pearl necklace for the official dinner following her engagement to Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, October 2003; more on the pearls here!
The Nightly Necklace: Nellie Melba’s Cartier Corsage Necklace
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Dame Nellie Melba’s 1902 Cartier diamond and pearl devant-de-corsage, now converted for wear as a necklace, is displayed at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, March 2018; read more on the necklace over here!
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