Princess Anne honors late Queen Elizabeth II with brooch in Uganda
28th October 2022

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Princess Anne will continue to honor her late mother as she resumes her royal duties.

The 72-year-old daughter of Queen Elizabeth II attended a dinner at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Uganda earlier this week wearing Empress Marie Feodorovna’s Sapphire Brooch.

She paired a navy silk printed wrap dress with the sapphire-and-diamond bauble, which includes a removable pearl droplet hanging underneath.

The historic piece was a wedding present from King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to her sister, Minnie, when she married the future Emperor Alexander III of Russia in 1866, per The Court Jeweller.

When Minnie (who became known as Empress Marie Feodorovna) died in 1928, Queen Mary (who was married to Minnie’s nephew, King George V) purchased the item for $2,751. It was later passed down to the late Queen Elizabeth II.


Queen Elizabeth was very fond of the sapphire brooch, wearing it often from the 1950s until her death in 2022.

Tim Graham Photo Library via Get


Queen Elizabeth was very fond of the sapphire brooch, wearing it often from the 1950s until her death in 2022.

Tim Graham Photo Library via Get


Queen Elizabeth was very fond of the sapphire brooch, wearing it often from the 1950s until her death in 2022.

Tim Graham Photo Library via Get

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