Thursday, April 11, 2013

Jewel of the Day - April 10: Queen wears the White and Pink Gold Brooch

The Queen honoured several notable British men and woman at an investiture today at the Windsor Castle. During the ceremony, she wore one of her rarely worn flower brooches. You can read the little information available on the brooch here – The Queen’s White and Rose Gold Flower Brooch.
The Queen giving Kate Bush her CBE for services to Music: Her Majesty is wearing the White and Pink Gold Flower Brooch
During the investiture, representatives of various areas of British society were honoured, from Olympic medallists to singers. Among the big non-sports related names was Kate Bush who received CBE for services to Music. 

Bush became a global sensation after the release of her debut single “Wuthering Heights” in 1978. A highly successful album, “The Hounds of Love” followed in 1985, which included one of her most famous songs – “Running Up That Hill”. Recently, the singer has been largely out of public eyes.
The Queen awarding Helen Glover and Heather Stanning - Olympic Gold medallists - MBEs
Among those honoured were Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, who won Team GB’s first gold medals during the games last year. They, along with their trainer Robin Williams, received MBEs for their achievements. 

Also honoured was Sir David Tanner (performance director of British Rowing), show-jumper Peter Charles (team Olympic gold), and cyclist Danielle King (team pursuit gold). 

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