Getty Images
Getty Images

Queen Wears a Brooch from Her Honeymoon in a Romantic Nod to Prince Philip on Commonwealth Day

Busayo Ogunjimi
Mar 08, 2021
07:30 P.M.
Share this pen

Queen Elizabeth paid special tribute to her husband, Prince Philip, by wearing a special brooch from their honeymoon during the Commonwealth Day celebration.


In celebration of Commonwealth Day this year, not only did the Queen make her annual speech, but the 94-year-old monarch also made a statement with her outfit.

Dressed in a delphinium blue dress with a matching jacket, the Queen accessorized with a beautiful pearl necklace, pearl earrings, a bracelet, and most notable, a Chrysanthemum brooch pinned to the collar of her outfit.

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on April 5, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on April 5, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images


The brooch, which the Queen has owned since 1946, was made from precious stones like diamonds and sapphires and is said to be one of the most precious items from her collection.

While many things make the brooch special, the most important is the romantic meaning it carries for the monarch. After tying the knot with Prince Phillip in 1947, the Queen was first seen wearing the brooch during their honeymoon at Broadlands in Hampshire.


In celebration of Prince Phillip and the Queen's 73rd wedding anniversary last November, a throwback photo from the couple's honeymoon that saw her wearing the brooch was shared.

Also, in a special photo shot to mark their anniversary, the monarch dazzled in a pale blue crepe dress and once again accessorized with the Chrysanthemum brooch.

The Queen has proved that this piece of jewelry is an all-time favorite, and even more, it goes well with most of her outfits.


In 2007, Her Majesty rocked the jewelry piece for the gorgeous pictures taken to celebrate her and Prince Phillip's 60th wedding anniversary.

Apart from using the brooch as a romantic nod to her husband, the Queen has also been seen wearing the brooch on important family occasions and while on official duties.


In 1950 when her only daughter Princess Anne was born, the Queen wore the Chrysanthemum brooch while posing for a portrait with her newborn.

While on tour to Malaysia in 1989, the Queen was seen wearing the same brooch. Time and time again, the Queen has proved that this piece of jewelry is an all-time favorite, and even more, it goes well with most of her outfits.

The Queen's recent use of the brooch is believed to be a tribute to Prince Phillip, who is currently recovering in the hospital following successful heart surgery.

This is, however, not the first time the Queen or other members of the royal family would be passing a message through their impeccable choice of jewelry, and it sure won't be the last.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Harry Behaves 'like a Child Stamping His Feet' as Queen's Health Has Worsened, Reports Say

March 16, 2022

Kate Middleton Is a Tartan Queen as Her Love for Plaid Remains Strong — Details on Her Outfits

January 25, 2022

Eugenie May Try to Reunite Meghan & Harry with Royals despite Queen Banning Them All from Balcony Ceremony

May 17, 2022

Prince Philip's Last Words to Prince Charles Hours before He Died Became a Happy Memory of Him

April 11, 2022

Prince Harry Wants to Make Sure Queen Is ‘Protected’ While He Lives in America Where He Calls His ‘Home’ Now

April 20, 2022

Prince William Is Preferred as Future King Over His Father Prince Charles, According to Poll

February 19, 2022

The Queen's Married Daughter Was 'Not Ashamed' of Affair despite Its Details Being Publicly Revealed

March 12, 2022

Who Does Princess Charlotte Look Like? See the Comparisons as She Turns 7

May 02, 2022

Queen Elizabeth’s Kids Were Often Left With Nannies & Lacked Tactile Connection While She Was Away for Months

March 08, 2022

Meghan Markle ‘No Longer Cares’ if She Is Welcome in UK Though Prince Harry Is ‘Desperate’ to Return, Reports Say

February 24, 2022

Charles ‘Declared Love’ to Camilla Before He Met Diana – She Encouraged ‘Exhausted’ Prince to Marry Diana

March 28, 2022

Harry & Meghan Will Bring Kids to Queen’s Jubilee despite Queen Banning Them from Palace Balcony Ceremony

May 10, 2022

Camilla Reacts to Future 'Queen Consort' Title Days after Queen Sparked Health Concerns

February 14, 2022

Prince Charles Gives Queen Elizabeth’s Speech at Opening of Parliament - What Happened to the Queen?

May 11, 2022