|Queen Elizabeth wears her Lily Brooch, 1951 |
British Pathe, see video here
The Queen debuts the brooch, 2010The Queen Mother's use of the brooch seems to have been most heavily concentrated in the 1950s. It passed to The Queen in 2002, and she first wore it for the South African state banquet in 2010. Unfortunately, with her fondness for white evening dresses, the real scale and design of the brooch blended into the background.
|Royal Images via Ministry of Defence|
Thanks to David for the tip!
2010: State Visit from South Africa