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Old 04-01-2009, 10:00 PM
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Two comments - a bit of trivia.

In the Royal Collection of Mexican items, they showed a brooch that
was presented to the Queen on one of her visits there. Not a style she would probably wear.

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Brooches have definitely come back in style. The First Lady Michelle
gave Sarah Brown a brooch as a gift on her visit to Downing Street !!
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:22 PM
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I found pictures for all the brooches on the "top 10" list, except for
the one mentioned as "City of London -- diamond grasses".

Where could I find a photo of that particular one?
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:48 AM
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These show HM wearing the City of London:

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Old 04-02-2009, 05:28 AM
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Oh wow - for meeting the Obama's I see HM has brought out the beautiful Williamson Pink Jonquil - how lucky are they to get to see it, and I bet they never even noticed!
Here's a pic of the Williamson brooch containing what was at the time the largest pink diamond in the world...

The Obamas are introduced to the Williamson pink diamond brooch

Here's a 2½ minute BBC video of HM greeting assorted G20 dignitaries:
BBC NEWS | UK | Queen greets G20 leaders
The Williamson can be seen sparkling at the very beginning and there are some better close-ups around the 1.40 mark. Not spectacular footage, but better than nothing!
The EIIR-Michelle Obama "hug" is also partly captured. Worth watching.

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Old 04-02-2009, 09:08 PM
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Queen's brooches

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Joye, do you count official badges & insignia for orders in your tally or is it of purely "decorative" brooches?
They are all brooches. I am adding another 6 this week.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:42 AM
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They are all brooches. I am adding another 6 this week.
I'd love to know how our lists compare. I can understand if you would rather not discuss this publicly (I sent you a private message a few days ago) but I'm fascinated by how I could have missed so many from my research.

6 more to add too?

Could you consider sharing some information on them as I'm really intrigued that I could be lacking so many? I would respect the privacy of your research if you could think about contacting me. I'm making a great deal of effort to keep my listings as comprehensive as possible, and if I've been leaving out or overlooking more than 30 items it rather makes a mockery of my data.
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Can anyone see which brooch Her Majesty wore for the end of the State Visit of the Mexican President as she formally bade farewell to the Mexican couple?
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Can anyone see which brooch Her Majesty wore for the end of the State Visit of the Mexican President as she formally bade farewell to the Mexican couple?
I'm sure you've seen the photos which are not very clear, but from what I can make out a good guess would be the Cullinan V.

It doesn't appear to be a floral spray, nor a bow brooch, not the trefoil, but does seem to have a large-ish central stone. As it doesn't appear to be round, which would eliminate the Nizam rose and the William IV (although that might be another good possibility) It doesn't appear long & thin and has no visible colour, nor obvious pearls.
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I have no clue--it looked a little the trefoil to me but the photos of the farewell are horribly placed for optimum brooch viewing!

Is this the William IV brooch? I never realized how large it is. It's stunning.
Getty Images - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives at
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Yes, that's the one. It was the apparently large central stone in the "Mexican farewell" photos that made me think it might be that one. Actually, there is a photo on Isifa with HM facing the camera, but it is still not clear - and it looks somewhat smaller than I first thought, so it may be something much less imposing than either the Cullinan V or the William IV, but that's anybody's guess....
http://www.isifa.com/detail_cr.php?id=21847086
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I enlarged the photograph of the Isisa website and I really think it is the Cullinan V heart brooch, but it is a guess; but it is certainly not the William IV.
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Has anyone managed to track down pictures showing which one HM wore for the Windsor investiture yesterday? (7th April) - The few I've seen are all from the wrong angle and no sign of the brooch can be seen.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:50 AM
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For brooch-watchers, here's HM at the Royal Maundy Service yesterday:
The Queen Attends Royal Maundy Service At St Edmundsbury Cathedral - Pictures - Zimbio
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:17 AM
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I thought Maundy Service was on the 9th?
That is a beautiful brooch, a leaf made of diamonds.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:28 PM
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the Maundy brooch is lovely - wasnt it one of the Queen Mothers?

The Wattle brooch which is going to be part of the summer display at the Palace this year
The Queen's Commonwealth wardrobe - Telegraph

The Fern leaf brooch from New Zealand will so be on display
Royal Collection - Queen and Commonwealth
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:32 PM
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Maundy is always on the Thursday preceding Good Friday.
Yes, this paisley in diamonds was the Queen Mothers - as far as I have seen this is only the 2nd time HM has worn it in public. I think it is rather lovely - beautiful stones in an unusual setting. Let's hope it appears many more times.

Now we can look forward to Easter Sunday Church, with another nice spring-like outfit and a big sparkly accessory, I hope
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Blog about the fern leaf brooch and the wattle brooch
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Love this brooch, don't remember ever seeing it before....and the list goes on!!!
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Love this brooch, don't remember ever seeing it before....and the list goes on!!!
The diamond paisley design brooch was a favorite of the late Queen Mother, and had now become part of the collection of brooches worn by the Queen
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Easter Sunday - diamond star brooch
Getty Images - Royal Family Attend Easter Service At Windsor Castle
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