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Old 06-08-2012, 11:01 PM
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I have just bought the Queens Diamonds book and it is truly glorious. I would reconnend it to everyone. I dont know if its available in Australia yet but I bought it online from the book depository site which gives free shipping worldwide.
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Could you imagine if the Aquamarine Parve were in Amethyst? That would be something.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:12 AM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Sunday Brooch: The Guards' Badge

Not one of my favorites but I find it interesting. I love the crown on top, it's very charming!
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:38 PM
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That's one of the biggest military badges I've seen; it's just huge on HM's shoulder and it's nicely detailed in closeup.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:46 AM
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I'm going royal-watching tomorrow, but with this weather HM will probably be in a raincoat, hiding any brooch :-(
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:55 AM
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@GillW Have fun. Hope you can made a few photos to share with us.
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For today's Garden Party at the Sandringham Estate, the Queen chose to wear one of my favourite brooches - the Sunflower Brooch (also known as the Frosted Sunflower Brooch). There are no eye-popping diamonds or other stones in this one, but I really love the beauty and simplicity of the design.
Her Majesty often wears this brooch with pastels, or with tonal yellow outfits.

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Glad that today was the gold dahlia because there are others I'd prefer to see tomorrow - I was hoping it would not be this one! 1 down 149 to go - I'm hoping for a real WOW moment but I bet its something like the Jardine star, whereas I'd really like to see something more unusual or spectacular!
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It's certainly pretty in style and apropos for the occasion; not one of her knockouts but I like the inward-curving design and naturally the diamonds.
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It is beautiful, and I think one of those "For a small informal event in the backyard at the country place.". I have heard the she keeps Cullinan 3 & 4 semi-perminantly affixed to her big pink fluffy terricloth bath robe at Windsor for those Saturday & Sunday morning red box paper readings. Has the matching pink slippers with Gold Embrodered Crowns in the top. Occasionally pairs the ensomb with QV Chandilier earrings. I here is something to see,
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It is beautiful, and I think one of those "For a small informal event in the backyard at the country place.". I have heard the she keeps Cullinan 3 & 4 semi-perminantly affixed to her big pink fluffy terricloth bath robe at Windsor for those Saturday & Sunday morning red box paper readings. Has the matching pink slippers with Gold Embrodered Crowns in the top. Occasionally pairs the ensomb with QV Chandilier earrings. I here is something to see,
Hmm - Must be the Swarovski copy that is normally on display at the Royal Gallery at BP, then... ;-)
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What? HM wears Granny's Chips on her bathrobe with chandelier earrings? This is a new one for me!
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It is beautiful, and I think one of those "For a small informal event in the backyard at the country place.". I have heard the she keeps Cullinan 3 & 4 semi-perminantly affixed to her big pink fluffy terricloth bath robe at Windsor for those Saturday & Sunday morning red box paper readings. Has the matching pink slippers with Gold Embrodered Crowns in the top. Occasionally pairs the ensomb with QV Chandilier earrings. I here is something to see,
I just had a very vivid (and somewhat disturbing) image of the gorgeous diamonds suspended from a fluffy bathrobe.
Thankfully, that is definitely not true. Cullinan III and IV brooch has been on display in the Queen’s Gallery from 2002; it is only taken when the Queen wants to wear it.

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What? HM wears Granny's Chips on her bathrobe with chandelier earrings? This is a new one for me!
Projects a very vivid mental image, doesn't it? Add the State Diadem, and the image is complete.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:08 PM
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Only when she vacuums. I bought my wife's great aunt a cheap tiara somewhere for her to wear when she vacuums because she hates to do it. That was twenty years ago. She still wears the tiara, now plays music, and vacuums when she gets depressed. She now vacuums 3 to 4 times a week. Although she lives alone and has a dog that does not shed.
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Makes me want to dump the contents of my jewelry box on myself when drinking my morning coffee!
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Glad that today was the gold dahlia because there are others I'd prefer to see tomorrow - I was hoping it would not be this one! 1 down 149 to go - I'm hoping for a real WOW moment but I bet its something like the Jardine star, whereas I'd really like to see something more unusual or spectacular!
Well, you got your wish: Her Majesty is wearing one of Queen Victoria's Bow Brooches.


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Well, you got your wish: Her Majesty is wearing one of Queen Victoria's Bow Brooches.


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OMG..Such a beautiful photo! So close to HM who looks glorious! Great job, Gill. You are getting to be an old hand at photographing the Royals. Thank you for sharing this with us minions.
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OMG..Such a beautiful photo! So close to HM who looks glorious! Great job, Gill. You are getting to be an old hand at photographing the Royals. Thank ou for sharing this with us minions. :)
It's been many years since I went to see any royals and I slightly got the positioning wrong today, but I'm pleased with the few photos I did get. It was wonderful to get a glimpse of William & the lovely Katherine too. If you want to see more here is a lovely article:

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Unfortunately, I don't belong to Facebook and I don't plan to. I will miss seeing more of your wonderful photos that you took. :(
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