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Thu 27th June, 2019

The Queen’s Jewellery: Victoria’s pearl brooch

Another that once belonged to Queen Victoria, this brooch features eight large pearls in a diamond shape, with three pendant pearls hanging from it.The longest pendant hangs in the middle. The space between is a filigree design.

A rather chunky piece, and not one of my favourites I have to say, it is not the most popular piece in Her Majesty’s collection. The Queen only received it in 2002, after her mother’s death as The Queen Mother was fond of the brooch and held onto it after her daughter’s accession, despite it being owned by the Crown.

The Queen debuted it in her 2009 Christmas speech.

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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 Monarchy, the Restoration and 18th-century social history. She is also a keen reader, baker and shopper. Her motto is to have a full bookcase, but a fuller wardrobe! Victoria is also founder of Replicate Royalty, our sister site.

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