Queen Elizabeth gave a broadcast of a time-honored tradition, her Christmas Day speech.
This year’s address comes after the death of her husband Prince Philip.
The Queen, 95, can be seen dawning a sweet tribute to her husband of 73 years, the sapphire chrysanthemum brooch that she wore for a photocall on her honeymoon in 1947.
The Queen also dawned the same brooch to celebrate the couple’s diamond wedding anniversary in 2007.
In the photo from her upcoming speech, The Queen can be seen sitting beside a picture of her and Prince Philip from those anniversary celebrations at Broadlands Country House.
it seems that Queen Elizabeth was keeping her late husband Prince Philip in her thoughts as she spoke about his environmental work while wearing a butterfly brooch.
The Queen, 95, addressed attendees at the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow via a pre-recorded video she recorded after stating she would not be in attendance due to health concerns.
While giving the speech, the Queen dawned a butterfly brooch.
And while many believed the brooch to symbolize rebirth for the Queen almost seven months after Philip’s death in April at age 99, or that maybe it symbolized the Duke of Edinburgh had moved onto a more peaceful place, the palace said either speculation was not the Queen’s intent.
That being said, the accessory does have sentimental value to the monach. The diamond and ruby brooch was actually a wedding present from the Countess of Onslow for the couple’s 1947’s wedding.
“The Duke of Edinburgh was a passionate advocate for conservation, wildlife and the environment. Prince Philip was the first President of World Wildlife Fund @wwf_uk , International President of @wwf and then President Emeritus of @wwf until his death. The Prince was also an Honorary Fellow of @officialzsl.”
The post continued on, detailing The Duke’s many conservation efforts.
“The Duke was involved in many conservation efforts throughout his lifetime, from establishing an alliance between religious leaders and conservationists, to travelling across the Southern Pacific Ocean and Antarctica to identify native seabirds.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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