The Queen wore this historical brooch for her coronavirus address

The Queen's televised Coronavirus speech last night brought together the nation, and she brought more than one person to tears by sharing a deeply personal message, thanking both front line workers for their selfless work, and the public for doing their bit by staying at home and looking out for their neighbours.

Her Majesty wore a simple green dress for the address - a colour she doesn't normally wear for her usual televised speech at Christmas - a string of pearls, and an eye-catching turquoise and diamond brooch, which is part of her personal collection.

The brooch features a large round turquoise stone, surrounded by an intricate diamond pattern.

It belonged to her grandmother, Queen Mary, who had received it as a wedding day present from her in-laws, the then Prince and Princess of Wales, in 1893.

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The Queen is thought to have inherited it upon her passing in 1953, and has worn it a few times in recent years.

She notably wore it to celebrate her 90th birthday in 2016, which is rather symbolic as it is the type of celebration with friends and family that she was referring to when she said, 'we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.'

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.