A subtle nod
January might have felt like it lasted a lifetime, but it was only last month that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have announced that they are stepping back as senior members of the Royal Family. Their decision garnered mixed reactions, but ultimately they received the Queen Elizabeth II’s approval, and now it seems like they have her support.
On Sunday, the Queen attended a church service in Sandringham and it is believed that she showed her support to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with her choice of fashion accessories. She wore a cornflower blue Angela Kelly ensemble, which is the 12th time that the Royal has made an appearance in this look.
However, the highlight of the Queens outfit lies in the brooch, which is a Canadian sapphire jubilee snowflake brooch. It was gifted to the 93-year-old back in 2017 by the former Governor General of Canada, David Johnson to celebrate her 65th year as head of the monarchy. But, this isn’t just a simple brooch, it is an accessory fit for a Queen, made of 48 Canadian sapphires surrounded by diamonds.
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There is no official statement regarding why she wore this specific piece, but it is widely believed that her decision to wear this brooch is a subtle sign of support for Harry and Meghan. The Duke and Duchess and their baby Archie were seen arriving in Canada last month, and are believed to be there since since the Queen gave them her blessing.