Saturday, October 6, 2012
This is diamond brooch in the shape of a maple leaf, the symbol of Canada (which is part of the British Commonwealth).
It was a gift from King George IV for his wife Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, before their tour of Canada started. After the Queen Mother passed away in 2002, this brooch was inherited by her daughter Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty continues the tradition to wear this brooch when she visits Canada or Canada-related events.
For that purpose the Queen loaned the brooch to the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, when they visited Canada.
Pictures: Reuters, Canadian Press, Wireimage, Getty Images.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Probably you all noticed her first article here, but I still would like to give her an 'official' welcome: Chris!
Christina is a wonderful woman and I have been in contact with her since long about our favourite royal: the late princess Diana. Also interested in the other British royals, history and jewellery, she is the perfect expert for all things British! I hope you will enjoy her posts and articles as much as I do!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Earrings and brooch, first worn at the baptism of her eldest daughter Amalia (2004):
The same earrings, worn together with an necklace in 2005:
Pictures of 2006, with the visit of the royals of Luxemburg, statevisit to Argentina and her solo working visit to Brasil and Argentina (credit: Maxie) where she wears the earrings again:
Our other posts on these brooches: