The Queen and Prince of Wales have donated money to help the crisis stricken country of Nepal, following the earthquake there on Saturday and Sunday.
Her Majesty has donated an undisclosed sum of money to the Disasters Emergency Committee, which has launched an appeal to help the
The Jardine Star brooch is one of of a selection that The Queen is regularly seen wearing, and seems to be one of her favourites. It is in a star-like shape, featuring 8 diamond rays. These rays are separated by a single diamond. The centre of
An unusual piece of Her Majesty's in the fact that it isn't of a standard form. The brooch features a pink rose (a Queen Elizabeth rose no less) hand-painted and carved reverse intaglio (that is, impressed into the back of transparent or translucent material) and
This brooch features 18 large diamonds around a smaller, detailed gold setting of diamonds, which encircles a large central sapphire. The piece compliments blue and purple outfits well.
Queen Mary bought the brooch in the 1930s along with a number of other pieces, but the history is
This series on The Crown Chronicles will take a look at The Queen's brooches of which she has a vast collection. Some are antique, used by Queens before her, and many others have been gifts to her over the course of her long reign.
The Duke of Kent, visited the National Arboretum of Australia on Sunday morning. Prince Edward was in Canberra to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC Day, and had attended a dawn ceremony at the Australian War Memorial with 100,000 other people commemorating the fallen of Gallipoli.
Other members of the
The Queen is to make a return visit to Lancaster after 16 years, having last visited in 1999. For many cities across the UK this would not be a terribly unusual, as Royal visits from The Queen can be few and far between as she
The Queen led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall to mark the 100th anniversary since the disastrous Gallipoli campaign of WWI.
The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of Cambridge joined her, along with the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg,
Yesterday, The Prince of Wales and his son, Prince Harry, marked the centenary of the landings with world leaders, which claimed 140,000 lives. Royal History.
For many an amateur historian, merely the word 'Gallipoli' evokes thoughts of disaster and death, and they would be correct: an
This show-stopping brooch features a large emerald-cut brilliant diamond encircled by brilliant cut diamonds, with an outer row of 12 large diamonds. Nine strings of diamonds are suspended from this.
The brooch was made for Queen Victoria in 1856 by Garrard. An existing piece in Victoria's
This fruit-themed brooch features 16 small diamonds to form a bunch of grapes. These are held together by a bow made of deep-blue sapphires. It belonged to The Queen Mother, who wore it fairly regularly, and was passed to The Queen upon her death in 2002.