13 June 2020

The Queen's Official Birthday and Other Updates from Windsor Castle

June 13: A pared down military ceremony celebrating The Queen's Official Birthday was held at Windsor Castle.
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It's the first time since 1955 that Trooping the Colour hasn't been held in its traditional form, replaced by a socially distanced ceremony by the Welsh Guards. The Queen, who is the Battalion’s Colonel-in-Chief, wore her diamond leek badge.

June 11: The Queen and The Princess Royal participated in a video conference call for Carers Week.
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Wouldn't be a quarantine without learning the video call ropes. Jewelry-wise, it's her usual Windsor Castle picks, a Single Strand Pearl Necklace and what looks to be simple Pearl Stud Earrings.

June 9: Buckingham Palace released a photograph of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle, to mark His Royal Highness' 99th birthday on June 10.
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The Cullinan V Brooch and one of her Black Strap Watches joined in for The Duke's birthday photo.

May 30/31: The Queen was pictured riding in Windsor Home Park.
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Candid shots of The Queen out riding aren't really rare, but a planned photo op with the Press Association kind of is. Anyway, no jewels here but we won't miss an opportunity to say hello to Balmoral Fern, a 14-year-old Fell Pony.