20 June 2015

Royal Ascot, Day 5

The Queen honored Ascot Races with her presence today.
Another Stewart Parvin/Rachel Trevor Morgan ensemble and another curiously regional brooch selection today. The Three Thistle Brooch - which somehow manages to looks bigger every time we see it - is making its first appearance outside of specifically Scottish occasions. The Thistle brooch was a gift from the Sultan of Oman, one of a set of four pins. (We don't know what the other three were, but guesses are included in the brooch entry linked below. One possibility is the Shamrock Brooch we saw on Day 3).

Three Strand Pearl Necklace

Day 5 is the final day of Royal Ascot, and a wrap on our Ascot Brooch Watch 2015. It's time for some final thoughts:

The Queen wasted no time getting to the biggest treat of the year, busting out Queen Victoria's Crown Ruby Brooch on Day 1. That definitely set my expectations high - maybe a little too high - for the rest of the week, but all of these selections are something out of the ordinary in their own way, and that's always my #1 request. She shelved the Frosted Sunflowers and the Pearl Trefoils for the week, and oh, how I love her for that!

(A fashion wrap up for the last two days featuring other royals present is still to come at the other blog.)

More possibility for gem surprises await us before The Queen's Balmoral break starts. In the coming week, the couple heads to Germany for a state visit; when they return home, it will be time for Holyrood Week and Princess Charlotte's christening. Stay tuned...

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