|The Australian Wattle Brooch|
|Wearing the brooch during the 1954 tour, at the Flemington races|
Maple Leaf Brooch. This one gets every day outings too.
brooch lover extraordinaire, a brooch gets an extra dose of importance. Among the Commonwealth brooches the queen has, this one made my list over all others for a few reasons: it’s enormous and loaded with diamonds, it was made specifically for her and is a special symbol of her personal relationship with Australia, and she actually seems to like it. Bonus points all around.
Wearing the brooch in Ireland
Photos: Queen Elizabeth II/The Royal Collection/Daylife