29 May 2012

The City of London Lily Brooch

The City of London Lily Brooch
This brooch, in the form of a lily and grasses, was presented to the Queen by the City of London when she was given the Freedom of the City in 1947, just the third woman to receive the honor.
That was a prosperous year for the Queen's jewelry collection, as she received gifts for her 21st birthday and many more for her November wedding. In addition to this brooch, the Queen also received her other notable lily brooch that year: the Flame Lily. Decades later, she still wears them both regularly; the City of London Lily made its most notable appearance at the Thanksgiving Service and luncheon held for the Golden Jubilee in 2002.

Appearances: 
29 May 2012: Buckingham Palace Garden Party
2011: Visit to Australia  
2010: Visit to Canada 
2006, 2008, 2009, 2011: Royal Ascot
2006: 80th Birthday Walkabout 
2005: State Visit from China
2004: Easter Service
2003: Commonwealth Day Observance Service
2001: Royal Maundy Service  

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