Camilla Parker Bowles was out and about in Northern Ireland today, for the second day of hers and Prince Charles’ tour on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, in celebration of her Platinum Jubilee. The Duchess of Cornwall was photographed visiting Arches Library where she enjoyed a spot of afternoon tea with those that worked there. For the occasion, Camilla had chosen a very fitting brooch, in the shape of a shamrock. Express.co.uk spoke to Maxwell Stone, Steven Stone’s leading diamond expert about the brooch’s design and how much it was worth.
The petite brooch Camilla wore on her lapel features smooth Persian turquoises set in the center of each of the three leaves of a diamond shamrock.
A larger diamond sits where the leaves are joined, and another tiny diamond trefoil springs from the stem of the brooch.
One of Camilla’s most prominent appearances with the brooch came back in 2014, when she wore the jewel for the funeral of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire.
Following that occasion, one of the posters at the Royal Jewels of the World Message Board, suggested the brooch could be the diamond and turquoise brooch listed among the Queen’s wedding gifts in 1947.
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Royal fans also took to Twitter to welcome them to Northern Ireland.
Debby commented: “So glad to see a warm welcome.”
Someome with the username @equi_noctis added: “Glad to know you are both well and able to enjoy being out. People are very grateful & happy to see you; reassurance in these difficult days.”
Jerry wished them: “Have a safe and fun trip.”