19 April 2018

CHOGM Dinner

The Queen hosted a dinner at Buckingham Palace for representatives and Heads of Government to celebrate the Commonwealth during the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). She was joined by multiple members of the Royal Family.

The Queen picked out some surprises for us tonight! First of all, we haven't seen the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara since 2015. Welcome back, Girls.

Royal Family

Second of all, she brought back the Ruby and Diamond Floral Bandeau Necklace! The Duchess of Cambridge borrowed this necklace for the Spanish State Banquet in 2017, but it hasn't been seen on The Queen herself since the 1980s.

Queen Mary's Ruby Cluster Earrings finished off the ruby accessories. The Queen also wore her favorite evening watch, a bracelet on her other hand, and several rings.

It's nice to see the jewel surprises continue - and her run of colored gem selections - even with the return of Her Maj's favorite tiara. Very sparkly indeed.

Royal Family
Diamond and Ruby Bracelet (possibly)
Diamond and Ruby Rings

Note: This was a multiple tiara event for the British royal ladies, and the rest are covered here at the other blog.

Photos: CHOGM screencaps, Royal Family