Having carried out a massive 457 engagements last year, Princess Anne earned her reputation as one of the hardest-working royals for good reason.
Continuing to carry out royal duties following King Charles’ cancer diagnosis, this week has and will continue to see her attend engagements all over the country.
Earlier today, the Princess Royal visited The Defence Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training Regiment at St George’s Barracks in Bicester. Anne – who is Colonel in Chief of The Royal Logistical Corps – met with Royal Navy personnel, who showed her an explosive device and next generation weapons.
Dressed in a pillar-box red coat, the royal accessorised with an incredibly symbolic brooch, but that’s not the only symbolic brooch that she’s worn since Buckingham Palace’s announcement – she also wore one yesterday. Fine jewellery experts at Steven Stone have revealed everything there is to know about the pair.
Scout Reef Brooch
Estimated Value: $5,000 (£4,000)
The rope of a Scout reef knot symbolises the family of the World Scout Movement, whilst the knot symbolises the strength of the unity of the World Scout Movement.
The brooch is the perfect fit for the Princess Royal, who is known for her strong character – particularly at this moment in time, when the family are in turmoil due to her brother King Charles’ recent cancer diagnosis.
Estimated Value: $30,000 (£25,000)
Princess Anne had a lengthy day of engagements on Tuesday 6th February, which came to an end at the Science Museum in London, where she announced the winners of this year’s £500,000 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Alongside her floral dress and navy blazer, the Anne was wearing a brooch in the shape of a star. Interestingly, though she’s worn it at events – including Royal Ascot in 2009 – there’s little information out there about this particular brooch.
The brooch appears to be a yellow gold, interwoven heirloom. Our experts noted that the yellow gold doesn’t shine, which suggests that it’s brushed or matte.
Each corner of the star features three diamonds. Though it’s unknown who gifted the piece to the Princess Royal and if it represents anything specifically, stars burst with symbolism – representing motivation, guidance, protection, wishes and spirituality.
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