11 March 2019

Commonwealth Day

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family attended the Commonwealth Day observance service at Westminster Abbey.
Westminster Abbey

I was going to say that the Kent Amethyst Brooch would have been my preference on Her Maj's outfit for the Prince of Wales' reception last week, but never mind - she didn't keep me waiting to see it too long! The color on this repeated Angela Kelly ensemble is a perfectly luscious background for this historic amethyst gem.

Three Strand Pearl Necklace


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Two royal ladies in purple, it's my lucky day. With her Bruce Oldfield coat and Philip Treacy hat, The Duchess of Cornwall donned a favorite combo: her Everyday Pearl Pendant Earrings and Four Strand Pearl Choker with Large Diamond Clasp.

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Camilla kept up her blingy purple mood for the evening reception at Marlborough House, where she wore her new(er) purple stone choker and her big amethyst earrings.

Westminster Abbey

With her repeated Catherine Walker coat and new hat, The Duchess of Cambridge brought the jewel intrigue:

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A fascinating pair of new-to-us diamond earrings. I've had lots of questions already if they're loans from The Queen; if they are, they're nothing known to me. They also have significant differences from the tops of the diamond and pearl earrings the late Diana, Princess of Wales received as a wedding gift from the Emir of Qatar, another comparison I've seen made.

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Last but never least, The Duchess of Sussex went for Victoria Beckham in her second outfit of the day. I'm itching to tweak the hat, but an otherwise solid appearance.