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17 April 2021

Funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
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I don't have many words for this sad occasion or sad picture. We'll do what we do: the Richmond Brooch from Queen Mary is a familiar selection, in recent years worn for happier occasions such as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding and The Queen's 90th birthday service, but also no stranger to remembrance occasions, having been in regular use at the annual Festival of Remembrance.

 
 
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 The Duchess of Cornwall's brooch was a nod to The Duke of Edinburgh. She took over as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles from Prince Philip and this badge was commissioned for her by the Regiment.

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Finally, The Duchess of Cambridge wore two pieces on loan from The Queen, both of which she has worn previously: the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings and the Four Row Japanese Pearl Choker. She first wore the choker to attend the dinner held in honor of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's platinum wedding anniversary in 2017.

09 April 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. 

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

The Duke of Edinburgh was 99 years old. May he Rest in Peace.

Royal Voluntary Service Video Call, Royal Australian Air Force Memorial Visit, and Easter Photos

March 19: The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall joined a video call thanking volunteers from the Royal Voluntary Service.
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Catching up on a few prior engagements before the day's sad news: the Cambridge Pearl Pendant had its first appearance of the year...

 
 
March 31: The Queen visited The Royal Australian Air Force Memorial.
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...the Australian Wattle Brooch made its first appearance since 2019 as a country-appropriate choice for The Queen's first engagement outside for the year...
 
 
 
April 2: Photographs of The Queen and The Prince of Wales, taken March 23 at Frogmore House, were released.
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...and finally, without any public Easter service, Easter weekend was marked by some new photos of monarch and heir.