26 November 2019

Royal Philatelic Society 150th Anniversary

The Queen visited The Royal Philatelic Society in London to open a new building on its 150th Anniversary.
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The fifth appearance for this emerald this year, and the first without the pendant. I'll take that pro-pendant ratio.

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22 November 2019

Investiture at Buckingham Palace

November 21: The Queen held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace.

I haven't seen a view to allow for brooch guessing from this event, but we can dream of sapphires anyway.

20 November 2019

Chatham House Prizegiving, Audiences at Buckingham Palace, and Church at Windsor Castle

The Queen attended the 2019 Chatham House Prizegiving event at Chatham House, London. Earlier in the day, she held audiences at Buckingham Palace.
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The Small Pink and Diamond Brooch was the definite selection for the evening's event...

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...and it was my first thought for the day, although it looks like that could be something of a different shape in the end. Two outfits does usually mean two different brooches.

Engagement and Wedding Rings 

November  17: The Queen attended church while staying at Windsor Castle for the weekend.

No question here, though: the Flower Basket, on just its second appearance for the year.

Flower Basket Brooch

12 November 2019

Audiences at Buckingham Palace

The Queen held audiences at Buckingham Palace.
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A center pearl and a guessing game - with the Pearl Trefoil, as always, a strong option - on tap for today's brooch fun.

10 November 2019

Remembrance Sunday

The Queen and members of the Royal Family attended the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph, London. The service honors those that have died in armed conflicts.
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The Dorset Bow Brooch made a repeat appearance for today's somber ceremony, once again anchoring The Queen's cluster of poppies.

Three Strand Pearl Necklace

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She was flanked on the balcony by The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge, both wearing brooches of significance. The Duchess of Cornwall wore the badge of the 9/12th Lancers, a piece that belonged to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and is selected by Camilla because her late father was a member of the 12th Lancers. The Duchess of Cambridge's brooch is the Codebreakers poppy brooch from the Royal British Legion, honoring those that worked in signal intelligence; her grandmother and great-aunt worked at the Bletchley Park code-breaking facility during World War II. She also wore the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings on loan from The Queen.

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On another balcony, The Countess of Wessex wore her Rifles Badge (she is the Royal Colonel of the 5th Battalion) with a poppy brooch, while simple poppies graced both The Duchess of Sussex and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

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And down on the ground, The Prince of Wales led the rest of the family in laying their wreaths at the base of the Cenotaph.

09 November 2019

Festival of Remembrance

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family attended the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
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A trio of jewel picks from The Queen that are regulars this time of year: Queen Alexandra's Wedding Earrings and a longer triple strand of pearls, both regularly seen at this event, and the Dorset Bow Brooch, a favorite for holding her cluster of poppies.

Three Strand Pearl Necklace

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I'm short on time tonight so I won't do a full run through of all the family members, except to say that I noted The Duchess of Cambridge wearing the Silver Jubilee Diamond and Pearl Earrings that she has loaned from The Queen in the past.

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06 November 2019

Royal British Legion Industries Centenary

The Queen visited the Royal British Legion Industries village to celebrate the charity’s centenary year.
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Just excuse me for a minute while I soak in all this purple gloriousness, okay?

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Kent Amethyst Brooch