As we've come to learn, Queen Elizabeth II is always purposeful when picking out her jewelry.
On the eve of her Accession Day, the royal celebrated 70 years as queen by hosting a gathering at Sandringham House. At this event, Queen Elizabeth cut a delicious-looking cake, greeted guests from various organizations and enjoyed a live band playing outside of the estate. However, while there was much to admire about the festivity, we couldn't take our eyes off of the queen's accessories.
It turns out that there was a lot of meaning behind the necklace and brooches that Her Royal Majesty picked out for the event. According to the Evening Standard, the queen's two Nizam of Hyderabad rose brooches were actually a nod to her late husband, Prince Philip.
These silver, diamond-covered pins were given to Queen Elizabeth when she got married to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947. The Evening Standard revealed that they were originally part of a tiara that was gifted to the queen by the Nizam of Hyderabad, and when the headpiece was dismantled, she kept the detachable roses, wearing them as brooches throughout the years.