19 July 2012

The Tudor Rose Brooch

The Tudor Rose Brooch
This unknown brooch or badge seems to have a representation of the famous five petal red Tudor rose with its white center at the top. The element it sits on appears to be studded with stones of a more purple tone. Lacking further details, I will call it the Tudor Rose Brooch for now.

The fact that it made two appearances fairly close together - possibly its first appearances - suggests to me that it could be a recent gift, acquisition, or newly found treasure out of the vault. There has been some speculation that it belongs to a set of four brooches given to The Queen by The Sultan of Oman (see the Three Thistle Brooch entry for more details). But this is all mere speculation.

Appearances:
25 December 2014: Christmas Service
30 October 2014: Visit to Wolverhampton
15 June 2014: Cartier Queen's Cup Polo
12 February 2013: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
5 December 2012: Audiences at Buckingham Palace
19 July 2012: Visit to the North East, Day 2
8 July 2012: Church at Sandringham