11 March 2015

London Symphony Orchestra Reception and Queen's Medal for Music Presentation

The Queen held a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the end of the 'Moving Music' campaign and the long association of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas with the London Symphony Orchestra. She also presented Simon Halsey with the 2014 Queen's Medal for Music.
 For more: Zimbio gallery, Western Daily Press article.
A fancy little dress for this evening reception, but worn with her standard day jewels. It looks like she has a massive brooch on...but I don't think so. This dress was also worn during her state visit to Turkey in 2008, when the same "brooch" was present:

Turkey, 2008
And if you look closely, it appears to be some type of appliqué (Swarovski crystals, perhaps) rather than a brooch of precious gems. Plus, it seems confined to this dress. A bit of a fake out, not unlike her appliqué at a state dinner in Ireland.
Still like this dress, though. It comes with its own built in mini cape!

Photos: WPA Pool and Anwar Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images