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Queen’s poignant choice of accessories for Platinum Jubilee pageant revealed

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Diane Shipley




The Queen delighted royal watchers on Sunday when she made an unexpected appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the end of platinum jubilee contest.

Appearing in a bright green suit with matching hat, the 96-year-old monarch looked radiant as she smiled and waved to the crowd.

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Well-wishers filling the mall sang the national anthem, as did Queen’s family members who surrounded her, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

There was another special family bond in the Queen’s three-minute appearance it was a little more subtle though: his choice of pin.

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The queen is known to be a big fan of brooches and it is believed to have a collection of over a hundred, all of which have special significance.

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The diamond bow brooch she chose to wear on Sunday is particularly significant, as it carries a long family history and is part of a trio of different sizes featuring the same design the Queen has worn on poignant royal occasions.

The Queen beamed as she was cheered on by well-wishers

The monarch’s great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, often wore the brooches herself, having designed them and had them made when her cousin the King of Hanover received several of her jewels.

The Queen inherited the brooches when she acceded to the throne in 1952, and has worn them often since.

She wore one to attend the funeral of Diana, Princess of Walesin 1997, using it to accessorize a black jacket and matching skirt alongside three strings of pearl necklaces.

Her Majesty was joined by her family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

She also wore one on September 9, 2015, when she surpassed Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

Now that the Queen is the second longest-serving monarch in history, it only makes sense that she would choose a piece of jewelry with such a long royal history to mark the occasion.

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