21 May 2014

Buckingham Palace Garden Party and Audience

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Beatrice of York, hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
A double sapphire brooch day - this one is basically on amethyst duty, using the purple tones of the stone to full effect.

Three Strand Pearl Necklace

Also today, the Queen received the Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, Sir Frank Utu Ofagioro Kabui, at Buckingham Palace for an audience.

I'm glad to see this sapphire brooch again, but possibly more glad she resisted bow overkill and didn't go for the bow brooch too.
Empress Marie Feodorovna's Sapphire Brooch

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