16 March 2013

The True Lover's Knot Brooch

Queen Mary's True Lover's Knot Brooch
The largest bow brooch worn by the Queen 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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2011: Wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
2010: Remembrance Day
1998: State Visit from Japan 
1992: State Visit to Germany
1991: Balmoral Ghillies Ball 
1986: State Visit from Spain
1983: State Visit to Sweden  
1982: State Visit from the Netherlands
1978: State Visit to Germany
1972: State Visit from the Netherlands 
1965: State Visit to Germany  
1964: Chelsea Flower Show
1960: Wedding of Princess Margaret and The Earl of Snowdon
1960: State Visit from France   
1958: State Visit to the Netherlands
Various Years: Christmas Broadcast   

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II/Leslie Field