The Queen wore one of her favourite brooches to open Parliament

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  • HRH Queen Elizabeth II returned to London yesterday, marking her first public appearance yesterday since Prince Philip‘s funeral, to attend the State Opening of Parliament.

    She made her annual speech from the The Sovereign’s Throne in the House of Lords chamber, talking through the Government’s Agenda for the year.

    The Queen wore her signature bright colours, this time a blue and gold ensemble embroidered with flowers, to match her hat. She is thought to have last worn it to Ascot in 2919.

    The monarch is of course known for her extensive brooch collection, and this outing she showcased one of her finest.

    She last wore this set for her VE Day speech last year, and it was originally a gift from her parents for her 18th birthday in 1944.

    They are of an art deco design and feature round, oval and baguette cut diamonds and aquamarines, and while she wore them as two separate pieces, they can be combined to curate just the one statement brooch.

    She paired them with her signature three-strand pearl necklace, thought to be another family heirloom.

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