Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to her parents during her latest public appearance.
Today, the 94-year-old monarch addressed the world, just as her father King George VI did three-quarters of a century ago on May 8, 1945. The speech honored the 75th anniversary of VE Day (or Victory in Europe Day), which marks Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender.
During the address, Queen Elizabeth wore two aquamarine brooches on her left shoulder. The clips were a gift from her parents on her 18th birthday—a fitting tribute. The queen paired the accessories with her go-to three-strand pearl necklace (natch).