14 October 2016

British Red Cross Portrait Unveiling, and Audiences

Today at Windsor Castle, The Queen unveiled a new portrait of herself commissioned to commemorate her six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross.

A third appearance already for one of HM's new-to-us brooches this year - and with this many appearances, it's feeling even more a safe bet that it's new to her this year as well.

Engagement and Wedding Rings 

And there's the portrait in question, by British artist Henry Ward, featuring HM in her Garter robes and Queen Alexandra's Kokoshnik Tiara. It's certainly very dramatic. Bit gloomy, maybe. As ever, I am dying to know what she really thought.

October 12: The Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace

Here's one I missed from earlier in the week, not that there's much to miss, since the brooch is but a twinkle that I can't make out. (Also, this room looks good with this dress. Next level accessorizing, this is.)