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:
The Diamond Jubilee Sapphire and Diamond Brooch | Jewels of Queen Victoria
Four of Princess Alice’s surviving children and their spouses gave their grandmother a magnificent diamond and sapphire brooch. The Emperor and Empress of Russia, the Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse, the Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna “Ella” and the Grand Duke Serge along with Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenberg’s gift was
“…a brooch with an open pendant heart of diamonds, bearing in the centre the number „60“ in Slavonic characters. It has on the top a cabochon sapphire and there are two large sapphire drops.” Weiterlesen →