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April 25, 2016 4:55 pm  #1


TBF-QEII-80 The Queen’s Ruby Butterfly Brooch

80. The Queen’s Ruby Butterfly Brooch

   This butterfly brooch, set with diamonds, has rubies set to accentuate the edges of the wings. It is worn occasionally by The Queen, most recently during her visit to the Sandringham WI, in January 2012.

   This brooch was presented as a wedding gift to The Queen in 1947 by the Dowager Countess of Onslow, and it is described simply in the list of official wedding presents as a “Diamond and ruby brooch in the form of a butterfly”.[1]

1. Marriage of HRH The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, no. 42, p. 4

 

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