Since returning to his royal duties after the death of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth has been subtly paying tribute to her late husband through a series of very meaningful brooches.
On Tuesday, the monarch held a virtual meeting with an ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan and the High Commissioner for the Republic of Mozambique wearing a jewel that is rarely seen. This particular bauble is a butterfly-shaped brooch composed of diamonds with ruby-edged wings, and it was a gift from the Dowager Countess of Onslow on the occasion of the then-Princess Elizabeth’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947. The brooch It is not one of the Queen’s best-known wedding jewelry, as she rarely wears it in public, and when she does, she almost always pairs it with a solid pink or red suit, making its addition to her blouse. floral is even more remarkable. The last time Queen Elizabeth wore this particular accessory was at a church service in Sandringham in 2019, and before that, not since a visit to the Sandringham Women’s Institute in 2012. This tribute to her late husband also comes only two. days before what would have been Prince Philip’s 100th birthday.
Queen Elizabeth has let her brooches do the talking for her since her husband’s death, beginning at her funeral in early April. For that occasion, the monarch took out the Richmond Brooch, which was first given to her grandmother, Queen Mary, as a wedding gift in 1893 before the monarch inherited it in 1953. Later that month, during her first appearance. A public official since Philip’s death, she opted for a diamond-encrusted pink Cartier brooch given to her by Asaf Jah VII, the Nizam of Hyderabad, to commemorate her 1947 marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh. And in May, the Queen visited the carrier company HMS Queen Elizabeth wearing her “Scarab” pin, a personal gift given to her by her late husband in 1966.
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