21 December 2014

Church at Sandringham

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended church at Sandringham.
For more: Link above, article at Express.
A quality treat indeed! A wee sighting of the Kent Amethyst, and a sighting of Prince Philip, for those that wondered where he was when he didn't take the same train as Her Maj.

18 December 2014

Train to Sandringham

The Queen traveled to Sandringham for the Christmas holiday.
For more: Click above or photos at the Daily Mail.
Well, this is a treat! A Flame Lily spotting, even if it is hard to see on that coat.

Flame Lily Brooch
(Some of her other regular day jewelry can be seen in the DM link, through the train window.)

Photos: @itvanglia, Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

10 December 2014

Audience at Buckingham Palace

The Queen received the new First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, for an audience at Buckingham Palace.
For more: BBC article and video, Zimbio gallery.
It takes a lot of pattern power to make the Flower Basket Brooch disappear, and yet here we are. Not one of my favorite dress-to-brooch pairings, I gotta say.

Photo:WPA Pool via Getty Images

09 December 2014

Audiences at Buckingham Palace

The Queen held several audiences at Buckingham Palace.
For more: Zimbio gallery.
The heart-shaped Cullinan is a perfect match for this textured pink dress, which is a repeat from the French state visit, but worn without the jacket this time - a big improvement, I'd say.

Photo:WPA Pool via Getty Images

05 December 2014

Investiture and Audience at Windsor Castle, and Christening

The Queen held an Investiture at Windsor Castle. Her Majesty also received His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams for an audience upon his appointment as Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda.
For more: ITV video, Zimbio gallery.
She gives her traditional gift, a portrait of herself...and receives one in return! Gotta love that.
The audience gives us a return of the Palm Leaf a.k.a. Paisley Brooch, which has only had one other appearance this year. The investiture likely has the same.

Also, last weekend, The Queen attended the christening of her great-granddaughter Mia Tindall. 

Photos: WPA Pool via Getty Images, ITV Video

28 November 2014

Holyport College Visit

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Holyport College, Berkshire.
Speaking of new brooches...here's the treat HM got from Saskatchewan last year, already on its third outing. That's a nice run for a new brooch. Methinks she likes it. (I like it too!)

Photo: ITNSource video

27 November 2014

Audience at Buckingham Palace

The Queen received the newly appointed High Commissioner of Barbados, Mr. Guy Hewitt, for a private audience at Buckingham Palace.
For more: Zimbio gallery.
For some reason, this brooch is looking a little crumpled to me and a bit hard to identify right here, but it is just the larger Nizam brooch.

Photo:WPA Pool via Getty Images