Queen Elizabeth’s new portrait was taken by Toronto-based photographer Ian Leslie Macdonald, the photo was released to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s formation. Her Majesty’s legendary platinum maple-leaf brooch pinned to her dress.
Queen Elizabeth II has wonderful jewellery, one item from Royal Treasury is the brooch made of platinum in the form of a maple leaf, the symbol of Canada. The new photo portrait of Queen shows the monarch perched on a golden throne and wearing the pale golden dress, and the unique family brooch on left shoulder marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s formation.
That ceremonial object has a long story, the item set with diamonds, it was given to her mother by her father George VI in 1939 on their trip to Canada – the first tour of the country by a reigning monarch.
Platinum maple-leaf brooch: the legendary royal accessory has its own story
Platinum brooch belongs to Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom are 141 historic ceremonial objects, time to time they are shown to the public at the special occasions. One of them is today, the 150th anniversary of Canada’s formation. That’s why the new portrait of a British monarch consists such a symbolic and exquisite detail.
Queen allows wearing this platinum brooch to the members of her family too – the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are on a three-day tour of Canada to celebrate the anniversary. In 2016, Kate Middleton was honoured with the wearing of this ceremonial object during the official visit to Canada with her husband, Prince William, and two kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.