Queen Elizabeth II wears brooch with sweet link to Philip for call with health officials

Queen Elizabeth II, 94, has a huge collection of jewellery, including some of the most impressive brooches in the world. For her most recent appearance, the monarch added a special brooch to her look, which has a sweet link to her husband, Philip. 

The call saw the Queen chatting to the health officials about the coronavirus vaccine that is being rolled out in the UK. 

Dr Emily Lawson, Chief Commercial Officer, NHS England and Mr Derek Grieve, Head of the Scottish Government’s Vaccinations Division joined the monarch for the call as well as Dr Naresh Chada, Deputy Medical Officer for Northern Ireland and Dr Gillian Richardson, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Wales. 

The monarch, who can be seen sitting in a brown chair, wore a salmon pink structured dress with her signature pearl necklace and pearl earrings. 

The Queen always wears a brooch with her outfit and today was no different, where she wore her Diamond Clematis Brooch.

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The Queen posed for official photos wearing the clematis brooch.

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to King Edward VII hospital last week as a precaution where he is being treated for an infection.

Since the Queen debuted the brooch, she has worn it on several occasions, including the Queen’s Cup Final at Guards Polo Club in Windsor back in 2008.

In 2013, the monarch also wore it in 2013 with a pale green coat to attend Epsom Derby.

According to Leslie Field, author of The Queen’s Jewels, the first necklace was a gift from her grandfather, George V, for his Silver Jubilee in 1935.

A similar one she also wears was made after she came to the throne features cream pearls which graduate in size, and fastened with a small diamond clasp.

Another staple brooch in the Queen’s collection is her Prince Albert brooch which dates back to the 1800s.

Expert Alex Michell, Senior Pawnbroking Appraiser Prestige Pawnbrokers of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn explained: “In 1840, Prince Albert secretly commissioned Garrards to make a sapphire and diamond brooch for his bride to be, Victoria.

“He gifted her this jewel on the eve of their wedding, and was so loved by Victoria, that she wore it regularly and she can be seen wearing it in more than one portrait.

“Consisting of a large oval or cushion shaped sapphire, at least 40cts, surrounded by 12 large old cut diamonds, with the potential of totalling to 12cts.

“It is very likely that the sapphire was sourced from Burma and I would therefore estimate it at £9,000,000, should this go to auction today.”

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