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Old 05-22-2012, 02:21 PM
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Camilla wore a beautiful maple leaf brooch today, during visit to Toronto. I've never seen this particular brooch. Anyone?
It looks silver/white gold to me, but I don't get why there is a "2" in the middle.

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Old 05-22-2012, 02:27 PM
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Unfortunately I didn't really catch much of it but the Duchess of Cornwall gave a speech for The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. The brooch seems to fit in very well with their badge

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Good research, TortillaChips, and thanks to Artemisia for posting the photo and original query.
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Unfortunately I didn't really catch much of it but the Duchess of Cornwall gave a speech for The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. The brooch seems to fit in very well with their badge

(Apologies for the wiki link )
Thanks a lot for the information, TortillaChips!
It does appear to be the badge of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada of which the Duchess of Cornwall has been Colonel-in-Chief since 2010. That explains "2" then.
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That's a lovely brooch. I wonder if it's come to Camilla via the regiment's previous royal Commander in Chief, Princess Alexandra? Or maybe it's been created specifically for Camilla?
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Good research, TortillaChips, and thanks to Artemisia for posting the photo and original query.

Thank you I must have been paying more attention than I thought
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:56 PM
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It's definitely not a brooch, but the regiment badge - again, thanks TortillaChips for digging out information about it!
During a 1812 Commemorative Military Muster at the Fort York Armoury Camilla wore the badge not on her coat, but rather innovatively, on her hat.

Shame, I rather hoped we've finally stumbled upon a new piece of jewellery.
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That is a lovely maple leaf brooch. Very appropriate for the occasion.
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You are welcome! Yes, Camilla's engagement ring belonged to the Queen Mother. The platinum and diamond ring was not the Queen Mother’s wedding or engagement ring, but it was one of the favourites in her collection. It has been suggested (but never confirmed) that the ring might have been part of the Greville inheritance.
- The ring as worn by the Duchess of Cornwall (during the visit to Portugal in March of 2011)
- The ring as worn by the Queen Mother (during an evening event in 1980's)
Camilla's engagement ring was an anniversary gift from The King to The Queen Mother. It did not come from the Greville bequest.
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The Duchess of Cornwall today wore one of her dragonfly brooches (she has another pair too).
She has previously worn this brooch on a number of occasions, including the Sandringham Flower Show in 2010.

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This is a pretty set, but I've always preferred the antique, more realistic ones.
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This is a very pretty set of dragonfly brooches. I love both sets. They look so delicate.
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I love both sets of dragonflys. These seem more modern, the others more antique. Lovely!
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Love the dragonflies!
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The Duchess of Cornwall today wore one of my favourite chokers - The Aquamarine Choker.
It used to be one of her favourites; she wore it all the time during the first couple of years of her marriage and it was once one of her signature pieces.

It's a three-strand pearl choker with a large aquamarine set in yellow gold. The choker is a family heirloom that the Duchess often wore pre and post-wedding.
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I love it! I think it's her most beautiful choker, even better than those with diamonds.
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That choker is stunning! Love the combination of the auqamarine with the gold.
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I love seeing her colored stone chokers; she has another one that's in pink as well. The gold setting of that aquamarine is absolutely massive.
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I love seeing her colored stone chokers; she has another one that's in pink as well. The gold setting of that aquamarine is absolutely massive.
You probably mean this choker - it's my favourite too.
It's a five pearl choker with a pink topaz surrounded with a 28-diamond crust in the middle. The topaz and diamonds piece was originally a brooch from Edwardian era and was purchased at Sotheby's auction in 2000 (probably, by Prince Charles who gave it to Camilla).
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Yes, that's exactly it, Artemisia, thank you; it's such a beautiful piece. I saw a photo of her wearing the matching pink topaz earrings, but never saw them again. It seems she rarely wears them, yet they made a gorgeous set.
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