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Queen Elizabeth’s new portrait has a ‘Silver Brooch’ with hidden meaning for 150th anniversary of Canada


It’s the “Happy Canada Day” today. Queen Elizabeth wishes you all a very Happy Canada Day!

On this Friday, Buckingham Palace released a very new portrait of the 91-year-old monarch, Queen Elizabeth to mark Canada’s 150th “birthday” today itself.


In this very portrait, taken by the Toronto-based photographer, Ian Leslie Macdonald, the Queen of England wears a “platinum-and-diamond maple leaf brooch”. That brooch, Queen Elizabeth inherited from her mother, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.


This symbolic jewelry, the brooch came into The Royal Family when Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, gave the brooch to his wife in 1939. King George gave it to his wife when they were on their visit to Canada. That was the first by a reigning monarch.

The brooch has been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Camilla


Inheriting it upon the death of her mother, the mother Queen in 2002, Queen Elizabeth has loaned it to The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla. She loaned it to her for her very first visit to Canada. Queen Elizabeth then loaned it to The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton for her ‘Canada Royal Tour’ in July 2011.

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Alongside The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. Queen Elizabeth has always followed the Royal tradition in lending the brooch to her Royal Family members. Just like her own mother, Queen Mother who sometimes wore it as a hat accessory, loaned the brooch to her. The Queen Mother loaned the brooch to wear on her ‘inaugural visit’ to Canada in 1951.


Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son and next heir to the throne, Prince Charles and his wife, The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla are at this moment spending a few days in Canada. As a lot of ‘annual celebrations’ are to be taken place.


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