20 November 2014

RAF Lossiemouth Visit

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited RAF Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland.
For more: Article and gallery from the Mirror, Video and article from the Telegraph.
These two lovebirds were celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary today! No wedding gift brooches on display, though - just the old Jardine Star, which needs to put some work in if it wants to make the favorite brooch list for the year. This is only its third appearance so far in 2014, by my count.


Photo: WPA Pool via Getty Images

18 November 2014

Chatham House Academy Launch and Audiences

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, attended the launch of The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House, London.
I continue to be surprised at how many times we've seen this brooch since it's apparent 2012 debut, but it does make a nice accessory to all those gold buttons.



Earlier, The Queen held several audiences at Buckingham Palace.
This one is not so clear...looks like it could be the old Frosted Sunflower.


Photos: ITNSource video, WPA Pool via Getty Images

13 November 2014

Audiences at Buckingham Palace

The Queen held several audiences at Buckingham Palace.

For more: Zimbio gallery.
Amethyst! Yessss. My favorite stone has been quite sparse this year in Her Maj's jewel wardrobe, after being a favorite last year. Any appearance is much appreciated.


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11 November 2014

Investiture at Buckingham Palace

The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace.
Looks like we might have the Pearl Trefoil here, though - as always with investitures - it's hard to tell.


Photo:BBC video

09 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, attended the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph, London. The service honors those that have died in armed conflicts.
As is her tradition, The Queen chose a bow brooch to "tie" her poppies. Today's is the Dorset Bow, one of the earliest bow brooches to be added to her collection, having been a wedding gift.

Queen Mary's Button Earrings
We assume, of course, the standard pearl necklace was also there, though not immediately visible. 


Members of the royal family in uniform joined HM in laying wreaths, including The Duke of Edinburgh (not pictured), The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Earl of Wessex, and The Duke of Kent.

 Other members watched from the balcony above, including The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, and The Countess of Wessex. Kate is wearing a brooch given to her in Australia earlier this year; Sophie is wearing a regimental badge. Camilla is also wearing a brooch, though the detail is hard to make out.

Photos: BBCOne video

08 November 2014

Festival of Remembrance

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by other members of the Royal Family, attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
For more: Daily Mail with photos, Zimbio gallery 1, Zimbio gallery 2.
It is nice to see a brooch with its optional pendant back in place for a change, but I'm not sure the Richmond Brooch was up for the task of handling Her Majesty's poppy bouquet - things had been rearranged between arrival (above) and the show (below).
It does look like this is the first time this has been used since this blog's been around, so that's delightful anyway!

Richmond Brooch


As always, a whole host of members of the royal family were present: The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke of York, Earl and Countess of Wessex, Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael of Kent can all be seen below.
A couple of the ladies were wearing regimental brooches, the Duchess of Cornwall wore her diamond snake necklace, and Princess Alexandra had a lovely brooch on too.

Photos: Matthew Lloyd and Tim P. Whitby via Getty Images