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Prince & Princess of Wales

The jewellery link between the Princess of Wales and the Queen Mother

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Several members of the Royal Family attended the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall and The Princess of Wales debuted a brooch with strong connections to the Queen Mother. 

The Princess wore one of Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite necklaces, a three-strand pearl necklace that she inherited upon the late Queen’s death in September 2022, as well as the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings.

Her Royal Highness also wore a brooch that was originally owned by the Queen Mother. She wore the diamond version of the badge of the 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards; the brooch was presented to her this week when she met with the regiment for the first time this week. 

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The King named Catherine Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment in August 2022, so it was a particularly thoughtful choice for the event this week on the heels of her visit. 

The Queen Mother served as Colonel-in-Chief for the regiment from its formation in 1959 to her death in 2002. The regiment was formed in 1959 by combining two different regiments: the 1st King’s Dragoon Guards and the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays). 

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