The Queen paid a touching tribute to her father as she marks the start of his Platinum Jubilee.
Her Majesty wore a set of brooches which were gifts on her 18th birthday from her father as she looked at Jubilee memorabilia in a sentimental photo.
As the Queen will celebrate her historic period as monarch, it will also be a sad occasion as it will also be 70 years since her father’s death on Sunday.
And it’s not the first time the Queen, 95, has chosen to pay a subtle tribute to her loved ones with sentimental jewelry.
The monarch has also worn the brooches for other significant occasions in the past, including her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
The then Princess Elizabeth had a close relationship with her father and the two aquamarine and diamond clip brooches he gave her on her 18th birthday in 1944 would mean a lot to her.
The two-piece art deco brooches were made by Boucheron from aquamarines and baguette, oval and round diamonds.
The Queen is pictured for the Jubilee photo looking through her Platinum and Gold Jubilee cards and keepsakes as she sat with one of her pet dorgis in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle.
She ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, following the death of George Vl from lung cancer. He died in the early hours of the morning in Sandringham.
The Queen had to return to the UK from Kenya where she was on tour with Prince Philip.
Usually, she likes to spend her accession anniversary privately, but this year it’s in the spotlight as it will be her 70th birthday.
And although she is reserved when speaking in public, she has been known to send subtle messages with her clothes.
Her use of jewelry to help express emotion was also on display at Prince Philip’s funeral last year.
She wore a Queen Mary Richmond brooch which is one of the most important in her collection for the funeral on April 17, 2021.
It was made by Hunt and Roskell and given to Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1893 by the town of Richmond.
Queen Mary’s family, the Tecks, had lived at White Lodge in Richmond Park for more than two decades.
The brooch they presented to the royal was made up of diamonds set with two pearls, a large round pearl in the center and a detachable pear-shaped pearl.
For Prince Philip’s funeral, the Queen chose to wear the brooch without the pear-shaped pearl.
Although the monarch wore it sparingly in the early years of her reign, it has become a fixture in her brooch collection.
The Queen isn’t the only royal to carefully send a message through her clothing and jewelry choices, with Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle wearing gems from the late Princess Diana’s collection that their husbands gave them during weddings. important events.
Meghan used Diana’s aquamarine cocktail ring as her “something blue” on her wedding day.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who wears Diana’s engagement ring, borrowed a tiara from the Queen for her 2011 wedding to Prince William.
Royal author Elizabeth Holmes said: “Royal jewels are beautiful, yes, but they also say something. The minute one of these women gets out of the car, we see images from around the world in seconds. And what you notice first is what they are wearing. They use that. It’s very savvy and it’s very clever, and it’s worth paying attention to.
Stylist Georgia Michalopoulou explained how the Queen sends messages through her clothes and jewelry.
She rarely wears the same outfit twice and pairs them with accessories of the same color. Some of her jewels are gifts she received during the throw as well as family heirlooms.
Mr Michalopoulou told the Express: ‘The Queen is known to send messages through her clothing choices as she did with her choice of brooch at Prince Phillip’s funeral where she wore a brooch which she wore on their honeymoon.”
The Queen’s Jubilee will be marked in the UK with celebrations over a four-day bank holiday weekend from June 2-5.