16 March 2013

The True Lover's Knot Brooch

Queen Mary's True Lover's Knot Brooch
The largest bow brooch in the Queen's collection is a diamond one acquired by Queen Mary from Garrard in 1932. The Queen inherited it in 1953 and usually saves it for evening events, important occasions, or for holding poppies on Remembrance Day.

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Appearances:
2010: Remembrance Day
1998: State Visit from Japan 
1991: Balmoral Ghillies Ball 
1983: State Visit to Sweden  
1982: State Visit from the Netherlands
1964: Chelsea Flower Show
Various Years: Christmas Broadcast   

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II/Leslie Field