27 February 2015

Visit from The King and Queen of Tonga

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh received The King and Queen of Tonga at Windsor Castle. Their Majesties stayed for tea.
It may look like a spare button on this particular dress, but we have a debut on our hands: it's the FEI Lifetime Achievement Award Brooch! This is the first time we've seen it in use since it was presented to her in November. Not a bad size to wear for engagements at home, really.

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23 February 2015

Magna Carta Anniversary Reception

The Queen, with The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
For more: BBC article.
This orange red feels like a nice spot of brightness after a series of blues, no? I like the shake up with the tiers on the skirt, too. And the Jardine Star is the brooch of the month, making its second appearance.

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19 February 2015

Canada House Reopening

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh reopened Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London, following the building's renovation.
For more: CBC video with more on the building, Telegraph article and video, Zimbio gallery 1, gallery 2.
No maple leaf brooches, alas...but, in an effort to explain that chapeau, I have decided she's paying a hat brim tribute to the Mounties. (Not my fave, can you tell?)

Photos: WPA Pool via Getty Images / CBC video

17 February 2015

Diabetes UK Reception and Audiences

The Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the 80th anniversary of Diabetes UK. Earlier, she held several audiences.
For more: Express article, Zimbio gallery.
No brooch, my goodness. Not gonna lie, I enlarged the pic just to be sure the fabric wasn't tricking me. However, earlier in the day, she did have a brooch on:
For more: Zimbio gallery.
And it's a Cullinan, no less, so all is well.

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12 February 2015

Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

The Queen received the winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, Imtiaz Dharker, at Buckingham Palace.
For more: Zimbio gallery.
Difficult to see as always, but it looks like the Round Cambridge Emerald Brooch (without pendant) is continuing its resurgence in the brooch stakes.

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10 February 2015

Wessex Birthday Reception

The Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for the patronages and affiliations of The Earl and Countess of Wessex, in honor of their joint 50th birthdays. The Duke of York was also present.
For more: ITNSource video, Telegraph article, Zimbio gallery.
You can head over to the other blog for discussion of Sophie's dress and the rest of the event, but as far as Her Maj, it was an evening of old favorites.
Family photo posted by The Duke of York on Facebook.

Photos: WPA Pool via Getty Images, HRH The Duke of York