History from across the centuries, Royalty from the 21st

Thu 14th December, 2017

The Queen’s Jewellery: wattle brooch

This brooch is in the form of a spray of wattle, the national flower of Australia, mimosa leaves and tea-tree blossoms. It was presented to The Queen in 1954 as she toured Australia after her Coronation. The brooch has yellow diamonds on the wattle spray, and clear diamonds create the remainder of the flowers.

The piece was a gift from the people and government of Australia at a banquet in Canberra, and was designed and made by Paul Schneller, commissioned by William Drummond & Co. The Queen regularly wears this piece, so it seems to be a favourite of hers.

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<p>Victoria has a passion for British history and Constitutional Monarchy, hence her reasons for founding The Crown Chronicles. Her specialism is the Early Modern era, with particular emphasis on the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. She is also a keen reader (usually something historical), baker and shopper. Her motto is to have a full bookcase, but a fuller wardrobe. </p> <p>Miss Howard also works closely with the British Monarchist Foundation as their Press Secretary and Spokesman.</p>

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