Today marks The Queen’s #SapphireJubilee – In London, royal gun salutes commemorated the occasion across the capital. A 41-gun salute was fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park at midday and a 62-gun salute by the Honourable Artillery Company was fired at the Tower of London at 13:00 GMT.
Sapphire Jubilee to Queen Elizabeth II, who became Queen on this day in 1952. In honour of her Sapphire Jubilee, we will have a look at all of the Queen’s sapphires.
Over the years, she has added to the gifts from her father with a tiara and a bracelet to complement the original jewellery:
Below the jeweled linked hands of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert is typical of the type of ‚love-token‘ painting created at this time, especially of the Royal pair. The Queen wore a ring with an oval tourquoise and an bangle setted with round tourquoises.
Queen Victoria’s Turquoise Sévignés | Royal Jewels | Love Token
Exhibition opens today at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday
This brooch will be on display at the first of three special exhibitions, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe, opens today (Thursday, 21 April) at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.
The group of outfits, which chart Her Majesty’s life and reign from childhood to the present day, and represent family, official and ceremonial occasions, is the largest display of The Queen’s dress ever shown in Scotland.
For public appearances during childhood, Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret often wore formal dress, such as the pink, princess-line coats and matching bonnets in the exhibition. These outfits were worn by the Princesses, aged nine and five respectively, for a Service of Thanksgiving for the Silver Jubilee of their grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, at St Paul’s Cathedral on 6 May 1935. Princess Elizabeth also wore the coat for an official visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse with their parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1937.