Being lent or given pieces of jewellery from Queen Elizabeth's personal collection is common among, not only her daughters and granddaughters, but also the women who marry into the family, with Princess Diana, the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Sussex and the Queen Consort all wearing pieces belonging to Her Majesty.
And it was one such piece, which belonged to her mother-in-law, that Camilla chose to wear with her mourning outfit on Monday, September 12. Honouring the Queen she wore her diamond thistle brooch, Scotland's national flower; a tribute also to the country where Queen Elizabeth is said to have felt most at home, and where she spent her final days.
While the Queen commonly wore two other thistle brooches, this brooch appears to have belonged to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who was pictured wearing it in the 1940s.
Camilla has worn the brooch on a number of occasions, particularly for visits to Scotland, and symbolically chose it for this historic occasion as her husband King Charles led the Royal Family in procession behind his mother’s casket as it made its way through the streets of Edinburgh.
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