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Guess who's back, back again... in her beloved Scotland! Yes, it's Elizabeth II, who's visiting Scotland for Holyrood Week.
After the traditional Ceremony of the Keys, Her Majesty met local volunteers and key-workers to thank them for their efforts during the pandemic. For both occasions she proudly wore the jewelled badge of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
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Then, HM headed to the AG Barr factory in Cumbernauld. She changed brocches into one of her work horses - the Pearl trifoil brooch.
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Wow!
Wilma Flintstone!
Also who is this lady please?

HSH the Dowager Princess of Thurn & Taxis, aka Gloria TNT because of her explosive hairdos and general style in the late 80s and early 90s.
She married a much older man, who sadly passed away and left a lot of debt. Gloria, the mother of 3 toddlers, turned to religion and education and saved the family fortune (and 16 castles) at the cost of a vast chunk of family gems. Their son, the current Prince, is still one of the most eligible bachelors in Europe. 61620cf1153be3ff5ce8ca8a0c73b044.jpg
 

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Do you remember State Visits? Do you remember that they often included tiaras and other jewellery galore? Well, guess what - they are back!

Our friend Maxima, aka the Queen of the Netherlands, dazzled in Berlin tonight. She brought out the Stuart tiara (but not the Stuart diamond), Queen Wilhelmina's diamond riviere, and bracelets from the East Indies. The diamonds in the earrings can also be set in the large version of the tiara.
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In the evening, Their Majesties and their hosts enjoyed a concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Maxima opted for a different colour scheme and donned Queen Juliana's aquamarines.
She even sneaked the Art Deco brooch and pinned it on her waist. Note the calibre-cut sapphires on the sides!
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PS: The Dutch are notorious gardeners and the flower decorations during state visits are as beautiful as the jewels. Sometimes even more!
 

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In the evening, Their Majesties and their hosts enjoyed a concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin. Maxima opted for a different colour scheme and donned Queen Juliana's aquamarines.
She even sneaked the Art Deco brooch and pinned it on her waist. Note the calibre-cut sapphires on the sides!
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PS: The Dutch are notorious gardeners and the flower decorations during state visits are as beautiful as the jewels. Sometimes even more!

Its so cheering to see someone having a state visit and Queen Max always looks beautiful
 

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Does anyone have any photos of the Danish Crown Princely family at the soccer in England with Prince William?
Unfortunately no Kate as she is self isolating
 

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Sophie Countess of Wessex (necklass) and Princess Alexandra (brooch) had a day out together on offical duty
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Very dignified ladies

I think this is one of Princess Alexandra's favourite patronages - Guide Dogs for the Blind and she handed it over to the Countess of Wessex during the visit yesterday.
In some of the photos the Princess is very emotional and understandably, since she had been their patron for well over decades.

Back to the jewels - Princess Alexandra won the day for me in her effortless elegance:
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The Countess' pendant and earrings
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I think this is one of Princess Alexandra's favourite patronages - Guide Dogs for the Blind and she handed it over to the Countess of Wessex during the visit yesterday.
In some of the photos the Princess is very emotional and understandably, since she had been their patron for well over decades.

Back to the jewels - Princess Alexandra won the day for me in her effortless elegance:
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The Countess' pendant and earrings
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Great to see some close ups !
Princess Alexandra seems so lovelly (love those earings)

I bet they loved having her as patron and who better than Sophie to carry it on

I hope Charlie sees and continues to make use of the value of his brother and sister in law
 

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It's always nice to see (royal) sister sharing jewellery!

In this particular case Princess Marian, Duchess of Kent borrowed a pair of gray pearl and diamond earrings from her sister Olga for an event in the early 1960's.
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The earrings, along a selection of other jewels, were auctioned by Princess Olga's descendants in 2007. They were described as
A PAIR OF BLACK PEARL AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS, BY CARTIER
Remounted in the 1950's using Romanov pearls and diamonds

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Great to see some close ups !
Princess Alexandra seems so lovelly (love those earings)

I bet they loved having her as patron and who better than Sophie to carry it on

I hope Charlie sees and continues to make use of the value of his brother and sister in law

The rubies are divine! I've seen a very good close up and the setting is very delicate. Most likely early 20th c.

I've also found a close up of the brooch from an earlier engagement:
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Elizabeth II made a surprising brooch choice this weekend. HM donned the Vanguard Rose Brooch to present the Windsor Horse Cup.
The brooch entered her collection in 1944 when she launched HMS Vanguard and notably wore it 8 years later on her way back from Kenya after the death of her father George VI.
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Princess Marina wearing her impressive Romanov pearl pendant at the wedding of her nephew Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia to Princess Maria Pia di Savoia in 1955

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Wow!
I wonder who has those pearls now ?
i hope Alexandra. Princess Marina wasn't very nice not leaving her daughter a tiara - seeing it as the husband's esponsibility to provide tiaras
 

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Queen Elizabeth II (brooch detail - The Vanguard Rose Brooch which was presented to The Queen in 1944 by Messrs John Brown and Co when she launched HMS Vanguard) attends the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Windsor Cup polo match and a carriage driving display by the British Driving Society at Guards Polo Club, Smith's Lawn on July 11, 2021 in Egham, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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Edit: 18th century brooch, 21st century photography! Amazing!
 

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Queen Elizabeth II (brooch detail - The Vanguard Rose Brooch which was presented to The Queen in 1944 by Messrs John Brown and Co when she launched HMS Vanguard) attends the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Windsor Cup polo match and a carriage driving display by the British Driving Society at Guards Polo Club, Smith's Lawn on July 11, 2021 in Egham, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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Edit: 18th century brooch, 21st century photography! Amazing!

How wonderful for the people who choose it that HM is still wearing it all these years latter
 
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