06 June 2013

Buckingham Palace Garden Party and Investiture

The Queen invested the Duke of Edinburgh with the Order of New Zealand in the presence of the High Commissioner for New Zealand at Buckingham Palace. Later, she hosted a garden party, accompanied by other members of the royal family.
Click above for an article and video from the Telegraph.
Uh oh. Following today's business, the DoE was "admitted to the London Clinic for an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations." The palace says he could be there for two weeks, which means he would miss some of the biggest events of the year, including Trooping the Colour, the Order of the Garter ceremony, and Royal Ascot - not to mention his 92nd birthday. Get well soon, Phil. (Click here for another article on today's events.)
 On a happier note, the Queen wore the Flame Lily Brooch again (for the garden party, following the petite Greville Scroll - which practically disappeared into her floral dress - for the Order of New Zealand presentation). I always forget how much I adore that delicate piece of artwork until she sports it, and then I fall in love all over again.

Photos:Telegraph screencap/PA