Friday, 20 May 2011

In Ireland the Queen wore her favourite Australian jewellery

The Irish Independent:

"Later, she reverted to a buttercream, V-necked, double-breasted coat featuring a four-button detail at the waist and ruffle detail on cuff and pockets. She wore a patterned dress and a matching hat. After relying on black accessories earlier, the queen switched to cream for her handbag, gloves and shoes.

Few could take their eyes off her sparkling diamond brooch, known as the Australian wattle brooch, a gift from a Commonwealth tour 56 years ago.

It is a personal favourite when the queen wears this uplifting colour; and the yellow diamonds, representing the Australian wattle flower, are backed by blue-white diamonds in the form of mimosa leaves.

The brooch also incorporates diamonds in the form of the blossom of the tea tree with, at the centre, a large white diamond. It was designed by
Paul Schneller from Budapest, Hungary, and was a gift from the government and people of Australia."


David Votoupal said...

Great to see the visit has gone well. It is a powerfully symbolic visit and the two nations know their future is one of closer co-operation.

Lango Aurelian said...

Could you post some information about the diamond brooch the Queen wore during her visit to Ireland that was in the shape of an Irish harp ? She wore it to the formal dinner with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.

Thank You.

radical royalist said...

The Irish Independent is a valuable source of information:

"THE queen took inspiration from Ireland last night in an outfit featuring white shamrock motifs and a glittering harp-shaped diamond brooch.

"The top half of her snow-white evening gown was embellished with tiny delicate shamrocks over an elegant skirt, showing off dainty T-bar evening shoes.

"It was all set off by a dazzling display of diamonds, including a tiara that was a gift from the girls of Ireland and Britain to her grandmother Queen Mary in 1893.

"The tiara was then passed on to Queen Elizabeth as a present for her own wedding in 1947.

"Her necklace resembled the one given to her as a wedding present by the Lord Mayor of London."