23 October 2013

The Christening of Prince George

The Queen, along with other members of the Royal Family, attended the christening of Prince George of Cambridge at the Chapel Royal, St. James' Palace.
Click above for an article with pictures and video from the Daily Mail.
Interesting choice from the Queen for the big christening today - the Flower Basket Brooch certainly has sentimental value, having been a gift from her parents to mark Prince Charles' birth in 1948, but it's also not what I'd think of as a "special occasion" brooch, since we see it so often (it tied for fourth place on last year's list of most worn brooches, and has already been seen several times this year.) Perhaps that makes it the perfect choice for an event like this, which was deliberately low-key.

For Charles' christening, she picked the Dorset Bow Brooch from Queen Mary; for William's, she opted for Prince Albert's Sapphire Brooch, one of her more historic choices. (And either that sapphire or one of her Cambridge-named pieces would have been my guess for today - so yet again I am glad I never actually bet on these things!)