Queen Elizabeth’s subtle tribute to Prince Philip over live video stream
The Queen has long been a fan of making subtle but succinct statements with her jewelry, and as her husband remains in hospital, she has paid tribute to him in the best way she knows how.
While on a live video call, the 94-year-old monarch donned a sentimental brooch which she first wore in her official 1947 engagement photos.
The stunning Diamond Clematis Brooch has been featured several times throughout the years and has six distinctive diamond petals.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, 1947.
It comes as Philip recovers in a London hospital after he admitted himself over two weeks ago with complaints of an infection.
The Queen and Philip received their COVID vaccines in early January, and the monarch is urging Britons to get the jab, claiming it “didn’t hurt at all”.
She was joined by people overseeing the vaccine rollout, including Dr Emily Lawson, chief commercial officer of NHS England and Derek Grieve from the Scottish Government’s vaccinations division.
“Once you’ve had the vaccine you have a feeling of, you know, you’re protected, which is I think very important,” the Queen said.
“And the other thing is that it is obviously difficult for people if they’ve never had a vaccine or they’ve had to um, but they ought to think about other people rather than themselves.”
The Queen and her husband have been staying at Windsor Castle while seeing through England’s current coronavirus lockdown.
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