The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations stole the headlines for many reasons, including the exquisite jewellery the female royals chose to wear to celebrate the impressive milestone.
- Platinum Jubilee Brooch
Kicking off the celebrations, Queen Elizabeth II chose a brand new piece of jewellery for the occasion. The Platinum Jubilee Brooch, which she wore at the Beacon Lighting Ceremony at Windsor Castle, encompassed the four nations of the UK in diamond swirls.
Their national flowers – shamrock for Northern Ireland, daffodil for Wales, thistle for Scotland, and rose for England – were also incorporated into the wreath-shaped brooch, which is believed to be made of platinum in honour of the anniversary.
- Brigade of Guards Brooch
Her Majesty also dazzled wearing the traditional Brigade of Guards brooch, which has been worn for all but three Trooping the Colour celebrations since 1987.
The beautiful piece of jewellery comprises the badges of the five regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies – the Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards, Grenadier and Coldstream.
It also has the Latin phrase ‘Quinque Juncta In Uno’, which translates as ‘Five Joined As One’ on the brooch, which is thought to have been inherited from either the Queen’s grandmother, Queen Mary, or her great grandmother, Queen Alexandra.
At the top of the oval that surrounds the badges is a crown, symbolising the legacy of the royal family.
- Kate Middleton’s Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
Kate Middleton also wowed crowds by turning at up the Trooping the Colour event at Buckingham Palace last Thursday (June 2nd) wearing sapphire and diamond drop earrings.
They were particularly noteworthy as they had previously been worn by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, when she attended the Met Gala in 1996.
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