04 February 2016

Norfolk Hospice Opening

The Queen formally opened The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, near Sandringham.
As though she knew we needed something to cheer us on the day that the planned March state visit from Spain has been cancelled/postponed (argh, political problems in Spain), Her Maj emerges and brings out a new-ish brooch for us to gaze upon.

This is the third time we've seen the Mappin & Webb Orchid Brooch since its 2014 debut, and one appearance per year is actually pretty good for a new brooch. It has a bigger impact in video (see below) than I would have guessed, don't you think?
Much like Scottish engagements signalling the end of the Balmoral holiday, The Queen will soon be back to work after her Sandringham break. She usually stays until about the anniversary of her father's death, February 6th.

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