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Queen Elizabeth Wears a Butterfly Brooch That Was a Wedding Gift, Days Before What Would Have Been Prince Philip’s 100th Birthday

Since returning to her royal duties following the death of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth has been subtly paying tribute to her late husband via a string of very meaningful brooches.

On Tuesday, the monarch held a virtual meeting with an ambassador from the Republic of South Sudan and the High Commissioner for the Republic of Mozambique wearing a rarely-seen piece of jewelry. This particular bauble is a butterfly-shaped brooch composed of diamonds with wings edged in rubies, and was a gift from the Dowager Countess of Onslow on the occasion of the then-Princess Elizabeth’s wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.

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