PUBLISHED: 06:08, Tue, Dec 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 06:33, Tue, Dec 1, 2020
Speaking with Commonwealth volunteers via video link last week, the monarch opted to wear a diamond and ruby brooch which has not been seen often in recent times. The brooch, known as the Golden Trellis brooch, has a history going back to the Queen’s marriage to Prince Philip.
The pair recently celebrated their 73-year anniversary on November 20.
The Queen, 94, recently spoke to volunteers across the Commonwealth to hear more about the work they carried out in their respective countries.
The volunteers included wildlife conservationists. They received the Commonwealth Points of Light award, which aims to celebrate outstanding volunteering work.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The monarch decided to wear the golden brooch while chatting with the award’s recipients.
The Queen is usually seen wearing one of her many brooches (Image: Rebecca Naden / WPA Pool / Getty)
The brooch takes the appearance of a golden net, onto which diamond and ruby leaves are attached.
It is thought that the Queen received the jewellery item as a wedding gift.
It is not known who gifted it to her, although it is said to have come from the then-director of the Garrard jewellery store.
Keen-eyed royal fans may have noticed the brooch making occasional appearances over the last couple of years.
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The wedding brooch can be seen in the Queen's volunteer awards video call (Image: Twitter / @RoyalFamily)
Before that, the monarch wore the brooch at the launch of the Commonwealth Games baton relay at Buckingham Palace – once in 2013 and again in 2017, according to the Court Jeweller.