Thursday, March 02, 2006

Cock-A-Leekie!

And no, I don't mean the Scottish chicken, leek and prune soup,
but rather a sighting of the Duchess of Cornwall wearing a "new"
brooch. Here she is wearing a rather large diamond and emerald
brooch with an emerald cabachon drop at the pre-opera reception
at the National Assembly of Wales in Cardiff on March 1, 2006.



It turns out to be the Ladies of North Wales Brooch, given to
the future Queen Alexandra and later inherited by the late
Queen Mother. Several sharp fans of royal jewelry sniffed
out the tantalizing photos and details on the GREMB.

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother wore the brooch to
Prince Charles' investiture as the Prince of Wales in 1969.

4 Comments:

At Saturday, June 24, 2006 11:55:00 AM, Blogger Duke of Marmunster said...

I think it is fine that HRH The Duchess of Cornwall wears jewelry of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. After all, she was her husband's grandmother. Technically speaking, The Duchess is the current Princess of Wales. Since the brooch is named The Ladies of North Wales, I find it rather appropriate.

God Save The Queen and God bless the memory of The Queen Mother.

 
At Saturday, June 24, 2006 11:58:00 AM, Blogger Duke of Marmunster said...

I think it is great for HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to wear jewelry of HM Queen Elizabeth The Mother. After all, she was the grandmother of her husband, HRH The Prince Charles. Technically speaking, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is the current Princess of Wales. As the brooch is named The Ladies of North Wales, I find it rather appropriate!

 
At Wednesday, March 19, 2008 3:14:00 AM, OpenID deccaboo said...

The brooch features the Welsh word for princess - 'tywysoges' - picked out in a ribbon motif under the leek. I think this is a wonderful touch for a fantastic brooch as Welsh history and heritage is rarely shown in Royal jewellery.

 
At Friday, September 04, 2009 12:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice broach

 

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