Queen Elizabeth II sparkles at palace grand affair

You all know Queen Elizabeth II has a particularly stunning jewellery box — anyone who has ever been to the

You all know Queen Elizabeth II has a particularly stunning jewellery box — anyone who has ever been to the Tower of London would have caught a glimpse of the Crown Jewels — and some of those beautiful pieces were on show at a special event for the Colombian president and his wife recently.

Joined by Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the Queen held an extravagant state banquet at Buckingham Palace for president Juan Manuel Santos and his wife, Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos, who are on an official visit.

The Queen wowed in a sapphire and diamond tiara, said to have been purchased in the 1960s. She also wore a necklace and earrings that she received as a wedding gift from her parents. The jewellery perfectly complemented the Queen’s floor length white gown.

The president and his wife will be staying at Buckingham Palace for a few days while on state visit to Britain. Their trip includes a trip to Northern Ireland.

Juan Manuel Santos last month won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to implement a peace deal with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) rebels. Among the gifts he presented to the Queen and her husband, Prince Phillip was a pen made from a recycled bullet, which is said to symbolise the peace process.

What do you think of the Queen’s outfit? Have you ever been to Buckingham Palace in London?

  1. Pamela  

    God bless our Gracious Queen – long may she reign!

  2. Eileen  

    HM Queen, Elizabeth II always ‘sparkles’ IMHO, with, or without Crown Jewels’, or jewellery!

    I was once a only a couple of feet away from her, & her facial skin was that of the most beautiful ‘English Rose’.

    Her Majesty is just the MOST!

    • Diana  

      In 1974 in Perth, my husband and I went to a park, not expecting to see the Queen, but we joined a crowd and suddenly I was within three feet of her. She was very short, beautifully dressed in a lilac suit with white polka dots and a lilac hat. What fascinated me was her beauty. Granted that was a long time ago, but her dazzling blue eyes and lovely “English Rose” complexion was amazing.
      Yes, I’m a fan!
      It’s all very well for the Republicans who occasionally start roaring for change, but who are they going to change to? Our politicians are not much chop and the retired ones – well, it will be “Jobs for the boys” all over again. I’ll stick with the monarchy!

  3. jaywalker  

    Yes, I’ve been to BP – both the state rooms and to a garden party which although “she” wasn’t there as it was a special promotional event for all the companies with the royal seal, it was wonderful and the gardens are absolutely gorgeous and very large.

    A few years ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the reception for Charles and Camilla and I spoke to both of them …mind you, it was just ‘Welcome to Tasmania, Sir”..to which he replied Thank you!! But standing close to them, it was fascinating to see the beautiful tailoring of both their clothes, so immaculate even though it was raining.

  4. Howard T  

    I understood that all the jewels worn by the Queen here were largely from the Brasilian Set which she was originally given by Brasil on her coronation with later additions she received in later years to match the originals.

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