The only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II was the first of the four royal children to marry and the wedding took place on the twenty-fifth birthday of her older brother, King Charles III.
With two thousand guests present for the Princess Royal’s big day, she’s sure to have had her fair share of wedding gifts.
What do we know about the brooch?
The diamond and ribbon tassel brooch resembles a rosette motif with delicate drop tassels.
The decorative brooch was a wedding gift to Princess Anne from her brother, King Charles III, when she married Captain Mark Phillips in November 1973.
It was last worn by the Princess Royal for the Guildhall Banquet, during a visit from the Spanish Royal Family in 2017.
Our experts estimate the sparkling piece to be worth £40,000 ($50,000).
Which others royals have worn the brooch?
Looking elegant in blue, Zara Tindall displayed her Mother’s diamond ribbon and tassel brooch at the coronation of King Charles III.
This was a touching decision as not only did it pay tribute to the Princess Royal, but it also paid tribute to her Uncle on the biggest day of his life.
How did the Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips meet?
In 1973, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips became secretly engaged in the springtime, during a holiday over the Easter break. However, they didn’t announce their engagement until over a month later, when they stood for cameras outside Buckingham Palace for the first time on 30th May 1973.
Princess Anne, an avid equestrian, met the Olympic gold rider at a party in 1968, and the two became friends over their shared passion for horses.
Princess Anne’s engagement ring
Royal jeweller, Garrard, created Princess Anne’s engagement ring from Captain Mark Phillips “to her specifications.”
The Princess Royal’s ring has a huge oval sapphire diamond in a cabochon setting in the centre, surrounded on either side by a pair of dazzling diamond side stones. It is traditionally set on a yellow gold band, using Welsh gold, like most royal rings.
Our experts estimate it to have a value of around £10,000.
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