16 March 2013

The Australian Wattle Brooch

The Australian Wattle Brooch
During her Coronation tour of 1954, the Queen was presented with this brooch from the people and government of Australia. It depicts a spray of wattle (the national flower) with mimosa leaves and tea tree blossoms in white and colored diamonds. It's gotten a lot of use since that first tour, and sees outings even when the event is not directly related to Australia (something you can't say for many of her official gifts).

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15 June 2021: Visit from the Australian Prime Minister
31 March 2021: Royal Australian Air Force Memorial Visit
18 April 2019: Royal Maundy Service
25 December 2017: Christmas Service
11 July 2017: Audience at Buckingham Palace
13 March 2017: Commonwealth Day
26 June 2014: Buckingham Palace Garden Party
2011: Visit to Australia  
2011: State Visit to Ireland 
2006: Royal Ascot
2005: The Wedding of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall 
1986: 60th Birthday Balcony Appearance
1978, 2002: Royal Maundy Service 
Various Years: Chelsea Flower Show  
Various Years: Christmas Broadcast   

Photo: Royal Collection