Queen Elizabeth II has been all smiles at recent engagements. Upon her return to the Ascot Racecourse, the queen was seen happily handing out a prize and watching some of her favorite animals race. Meanwhile, even though she spent a short stint at the hospital earlier this week, it was reported that the queen is in “good spirits” and anxious to take on more engagements.
Prior to her hospital visit, the queen looked similarly cheerful as she held a reception at Windsor Castle to mark the Global Investment Summit. And thanks to the Mirror, we have a good idea as to why Her Majesty may have looked so at ease.
As the U.K. publication pointed out, the queen was keeping the memory of her late husband, Prince Philip, alive that day by wearing a brooch that represents their relationship and their family. The diamond Cullinan V brooch—which measures at 3,000 carats and has been in the queen's possession since 1953—was seen pinned to Queen Elizabeth's aqua top. It was first introduced to the royal family in 1907.