The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace.
Click above for a video and article from the BBC.
And the Olympic investiture train rolls on, with gongs for Victoria Pendleton, Stella McCartney, and more. HM is very sparkly today; I thought she might forgo the brooch given the shoulder ornamentation, but she seems to have stuck one on top. Which brooch is the question: at first glance, I saw the Frosted Sunflower, but I want that one to take a rest so much that I'm happily seeing all kinds of other possibilities. Your opinions, please?