20 February 2019

Audiences at Buckingham Palace

The Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace.
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Fabulous color combo from one of today's guests (see more here; this is Her Excellency Ms. Manisha Gunasekara, Ambassador from the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka), and I need hardly tell you how I feel about the host's purple and amethyst brooch.

19 February 2019

Audiences at Buckingham Palace

The Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace.
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So glad to have this view, I wouldn't want to miss an appearance of this brooch beauty. It also appears that Her Maj is back to her regular triple strand of pearls, compared to the version most recently seen.

14 February 2019

GCHQ Centenary

The Queen marked the centenary of GCHQ (Government Communications Head Quarters) at Watergate House, London.
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Practically need a side view to spy Queen Mary's Russian Brooch peeking out from under her lapel, but as it happens, a side view is the best way to appreciate the size of these stones anyway. The pearls are looking like they have more space between strands than usual today, so I wish we also had a clasp view.

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13 February 2019

Audiences at Buckingham Palace

The Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace.
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Her Maj is back, her brooch is back, we've got a wide shot for those of you that love a game of Side Table Photo Identification, this honored guest is wearing a splendid coat for visiting a room with bird statues on the mantle (she's The Hon. Vicki O'Halloran, visiting to mark her appointment as Administrator of the Northern Territory in Australia), all is well.

11 February 2019

Return to London

The Queen departed King's Lynn via train at the end of her Sandringham break.
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I don't know about these ginormous pockets. I can more easily understand the lack of a brooch, since it would have to be the Frosted Sunflower or something like that to stand up to this fabric anyway.

10 February 2019

Church at Sandringham

The Queen attended church at Sandringham, Norfolk.
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We got to see the Diamond Quatrefoil Bracelet on The Duchess of Cambridge tonight at the BAFTAs (along with some of Diana's pearl and diamond earrings), and it has me longing for a big sparkling event with loads more of Her Maj's gems on show. Instead, The Queen's still at Sandringham, having decided to extend her stay for a few more days, and the rain's taken away even the chance for a brooch glimpse. Alas.

03 February 2019

Church in Norfolk

The Queen attended church at West Newton, Norfolk, near the Sandringham estate.
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The Pearl Triangle gets a leg up on the 2019 favorite brooch stakes just as the Sandringham break begins to wind down. The Queen usually returns to London just after the anniversary of her accession.