03 April 2014

Visit to Rome

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh made a one day visit to Rome, visiting President Napolitano, and to the Vatican to visit Pope Francis.
At first glance, I thought this was the Kent Amethyst Brooch, and I was a little disappointed - sure, it was released in advance that this would be a low key trip, nothing compared to the Queen's past state visits (and there would be no dressing to comply with the strictest Vatican protocol, as in the past), but I was still hoping for something out of the ordinary. Turns out, that's exactly what we got: this is the first time the Queen has publicly worn this brooch, which was previously in her mother's collection. See the link below for more.