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May 2, 2016 9:33 am  #1


TBF-QEII-71 The Queen’s Ashanti Porcupine Brooch

71. The Queen’s Ashanti Porcupine Brooch

   This brooch, a gold representation of a “Kotoko porcupine”, was presented to The Queen, by Otumfuo Opoku Wareii Asantehene, King of Ashanti, during her visit to his kingdom in 1972.[1]

   The Queen has never been pictured wearing this brooch publicly.

1. Guitaut, The Royal Tour, p. 27; Royal Collection: Queen and Commonwealth: The Royal Tour: Porcupine Brooch http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/queenandcommonwealth/MicroObject.asp?item=92&themeid=944&object=250036&row=98 [Accessed 16 June 2012]

 

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