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The Queen donned rarely seen diamond and ruby brooch she received as a wedding gift

The Queen, 95, donned the glittering butterfly brooch as she held a virtual audience to receive Ambassador from the Republic of South Sudan  yesterday.

The Queen wearing the butterfly brooch, a gift received in 1947

The Queen wore a rarely-seen diamond and ruby brooch she received as a wedding gift for public engagement days before what would have been the Duke’s 100th birthday.

The monarch, 95, donned the glittering butterfly brooch as she held a virtual audience to receive Ambassador from the Republic of South Sudan  yesterday.

The heirloom was a gift from the Dowager Countess of Onslow at her wedding to the late Prince Philip, in 1947 and is rarely worn by the royal.  

The monarch has worn the piece less than a handful of times in the last couple of years, last opting for the brooch for a church service in Sandringham in 2019.

Before that, the Queen hadn’t worn the glittering brooch since 2012, when she wore the first to visit the Sandringham Women’s Institute. Read more: daily mail


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