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May 2, 2016 9:35 am  #1


TBF-QEII-70 The Queen’s Sri Lankan Spray Brooch

70. The Queen’s Sri Lankan Spray Brooch

   This brooch “in the form of a flower spray in gold, set with precious and semi-precious stones including sapphires, rubies and diamonds” was presented to The Queen, by the Mayor of Colombo, during her State Visit to Sri Lanka in 1981.[1]

   This brooch was worn by The Queen most notably in the United States in 2007, during the celebrations to mark the 400th anniversary of the settlement of the British in Jamestown.

1. Guitaut, The Royal Tour, p. 48; Royal Collection: Queen and Commonwealth: The Royal Tour: Spray Brooch http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/queenandcommonwealth/MicroObject.asp?item=92&themeid=944&object=250035&row=97 [Accessed 16 June 2012]

 

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