Her Majesty The Queen, 95, appeared via pre-recorded video at Cope26’s reception this evening. The monarch greeted guests at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference and chose a bright green dress. Although she said important things, it was the brooch under her left shoulder that caught everyone’s attention; a diamond and ruby butterfly given to her on her engagement to Prince Philip – which was pictured on a table behind her.
The Queen wore a rarely seen diamond and ruby brooch she received as a wedding gift for her appearance at Cop26.
The inheritance was a gift from The Dowager Countess of Onslow on her marriage to the late Prince Philip in 1947 is rarely worn by the royal family.
The monarch has worn the coin less than a handful of times in the past two years this year. Prior to that, the Queen had not worn the glittering brooch since 2012, when she chose to complete her outfit for the first to visit Sandringham Women’s Institute.
Next to the brooch, the royal had chosen rows of pearls and matching earrings for you.
Express.co.uk spoke to 77 diamonds on the jewelry that the monarch wore.
Tobias Kormind explained: “The Queen chose to wear the stunning Onslow butterfly brooch and a classic 3 row pearl necklace with matching earrings atop the COP26.
“The brooch was a wedding gift given in 1947 by the Dowager Countess of Onslow to Princess Elizabeth.
“It’s a beautiful combination of rubies and diamonds. Considering the purpose of the top, the brooch and pearls are intentionally discreet, and perhaps the brooch is also a nod to the engagement of Prince Philip’s long standing with the environment. ”
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As for what the Queen said in her speech, she began by welcoming everyone to the conference.
“Perhaps it is fitting that you have gathered in Glasgow, once the heart of the Industrial Revolution, but now a place to fight climate change.
“It is a duty that I am particularly happy to fulfill, as the impact of the environment on human progress was a subject close to the heart of my dear late husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
“I remember well in 1969 he declared to a university assembly:” If the world pollution situation is not critical at the moment, it is as certain as anything can be, that the situation will become de more and more intolerable in a very short time … If we fail to meet this challenge, all other problems will become trivial.
“It is a source of great pride for me that my husband’s primary role in encouraging people to protect our fragile planet continues through the work of our eldest son Charles and his eldest son William. I couldn’t be more proud of them.
“Indeed, I have taken great comfort and inspiration from the relentless enthusiasm of people of all ages – especially young people – to call on everyone to play their part.
“In the coming days, the world has the chance to join in the common goal of creating a more secure and stable future for our people and for the planet on which we depend.
“None of us underestimate the challenges ahead: but history has shown that when nations come together for a common cause, there is always room for hope. By working side by side, we have the ability to solve the most insurmountable problems and overcome the greatest adversities, ”she continued.
“It has sometimes been observed that what leaders do for their people today is government and politics. But what they are doing for the people of tomorrow is the spirit of the state.
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“For my part, I hope this conference will be one of those rare occasions where everyone will have the chance to rise above the politics of the day and acquire a real sense of the state. “
The monarch added: “Many are hoping that the legacy of this summit – written in printable history books – will describe you as the leaders who did not pass up the opportunity; and that you have answered the call of these future generations. That you left this conference as a community of nations with a determination, a desire and a plan to tackle the impact of climate change; and recognize that the hour for words has now passed.
“Of course, the benefits of such actions will not be there for all of us here today: none of us will live forever. But we don’t do it for ourselves but for our children and our children’s children, and those who will follow in their footsteps.
“And so, I wish you well in this important endeavor,” the video concluded.
And royal fans have responded to what she was wearing in the video.
LouLouLa10 tweeted: “Our queen looks good. God save our dear queen!”
SabirahLohn wrote: “I totally agree! Now is the time to get together. By the way, HM looks very pretty in green.”
Jessejump_agility commented on Instagram: “The butterfly background photo and the butterfly pin are a nice touch.”