12 July 2012

Visit to the West Midlands, Day 2

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen finished her two day visit to the West Midlands in celebration of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. The royal couple visited Birmingham and Shropshire.
I was rather surprised the Flame Lily Brooch didn't make the cut for the Buckingham Palace diamond exhibit - after all, it is the one she wore when she first stepped foot on British soil as queen - but perhaps she knew she needed it for this event: the brooch was made by Eric Kippin, whose son lives in Shropshire today.

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