19 July 2016

Audiences at Buckingham Palace, and Private Birthday Party

The Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace.

This is a "quick, cram everyone in before I leave for my holiday" sort of day if I ever saw one: HM and Prince Philip hosted Governor-General designate of New Zealand Dame Patricia Reddy, The Queen held a private audience with the President of Latvia, and she invested three people with the Order of Merit (Sir James Dyson, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, and The Lord Darzi of Denham, if you're curious).

Engagement and Wedding Rings 

Later, The Queen hosted a private party at Draper's Hall with friends, family, and some members of her Household for her 90th birthday.
See photos at: BT and the Daily Mail.

One last birthday hurrah before she heads off to Balmoral! Some of you thought that the debut of the Diamond and Pearl Navette Brooch earlier this year indicated that it may have been a 90th birthday present. Is this reappearance at her birthday party confirmation, or is she leading you on? It's anybody's guess.

Engagement and Wedding Rings