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Old 06-17-2015, 06:32 PM
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That is the Prince Albert Sapphire Brooch.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:38 PM
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If you look at it closely, the diamonds are not placed as perfectly as they would be today. However, I think that makes it more appealing. The age of the complete piece is amazing. I know Princess Anne has a copy of this brooch. I don't know if the copy has these imperfections.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:44 PM
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It's stunning...the quality is just lovely.


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Old 06-17-2015, 08:15 PM
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Mrs Philips's ensemble is summery. Princess Michael's look is spoilt by flimsy overwhelming feathers and enormous jewellery.

Princess Michael of Kent day 2 of Royal Ascot | Getty Images

First...It's Princess Michael, she always wears big or go home over the top hats to grab attention at Ascot. This year though I can see her trying to distract from her eyepatch. Hope it's gone soon, as that means a Complete Recovery and healed from what was done to her eye, which I'm blanking on at the moment.

Second, I love that necklace she's got on today. I wonder what the cabochons are? They look like either a really pretty light jade or perhaps even agate. I thought it worked really well w/the colours of her outfit and the size of her hat and was a good balance of everything.


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Old 06-17-2015, 09:04 PM
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If you look at it closely, the diamonds are not placed as perfectly as they would be today. However, I think that makes it more appealing. The age of the complete piece is amazing. I know Princess Anne has a copy of this brooch. I don't know if the copy has these imperfections.
I certainly don't see any imperfections and the diamonds are very well set. I think the only thing you could say is:
  • The Albert Brooch is old, meaning it is not a modern brilliant cut
  • The central sapphire is huge
  • Each of the surrounding diamonds is huge
I think if the diamonds were smaller and they would snuggle closely together surrounding the sapphire. I think Anne's may be a more modern cut.

Note: The DM has photos of Harry at Ascot on day 2, however I do not think he was there as his shirt and tie are identical to day 1.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:59 AM
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Today's procession:

ROYAL PROCESSION - CARRIAGE ONE:
The Queen
The Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of York
Mr Edward Young

CARRIAGE TWO:
The Princess Royal
Princess Eugenie
Princess Beatrice
Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence

CARRIAGE THREE:
Mr John Warren
Lady Carolyn Warren
Mr Jake Warren
Mrs Jake Warren

CARRIAGE FOUR:
Mr Roger Charlton
Mrs Roger Charlton
Mr William Fox-Pitt
Mrs William Fox-Pitt

Edit: I'm watching live and they're actually slightly mixed up from this. Edward Young is in the second carriage, and Princess Beatrice is in the first.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:22 AM
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The Princess Royal today: Princess Anne, The Princess Royal attends Day 3 of Royal Ascot at... News Photo | Getty Images
Please, no one get in her way! There are lots of images up at Getty already.
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the princess royal today: princess anne, the princess royal attends day 3 of royal ascot at... News photo | getty images
please, no one get in her way! There are lots of images up at getty already.
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Ladies' day out! The Queen arrives for a third day at Royal Ascot and brings Beatrice, Eugenie and Anne along for the ride | Daily Mail Online
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:30 AM
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The Queen and Beatrice both look lovely!


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Anne seems to adopting a very autumnal palette for this ascot ..brown, yellow gold ivory. 🍁👒
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The US Navy officers and Anne,Princess Royal, looked smart. Princess Beatrice's dress was lovely.
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The York girls finally seem to be wearing grown-up clothes. Good to see them in real hats rather than those silly "fascinator" thingies. Beatrice looked very smart, though those shoes don't look very comfortable.
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I don't care for Eugenie's look at all. Beatrice looks lovely.
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Who is Mr Edward Young?
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The parents of Kate don't go to the ride yet or i miss them?
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:06 PM
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It's good to see Lord and Lady Spencer at Royal Ascot.

eya, no the Middleton's did not attend this year.
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An ambulance for a horse? What is that?
Even dogs have hats at Ascot!
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:10 PM
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Sophie, Countess of Wessex on day 3 of Royal Ascot. | Getty Images
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As expected, Sophie looked lovely and had fun time.
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