There’s an amazing Twitter thread posted by @SamuraiKnitter that dissects the Queen’s use of brooches to make a statement. Since none of her children or grandchildren would participate in the blessed event of Drumpf’s visit, the lovely Queen was left to her own devices. You can read a brief rundown of the messaging in jewelry here but this is the gist:
For arrival day, she chose the brooch given to her by the Obama’s on their last visit. It’s a lovely piece, purchased out of pocket by the Obama’s that has little monetary value but is rich in sentimental value.
The next day was audiences with the people day and a tea with the King and Queen of Belgium. The brooch that day was a sapphire and diamond encrusted SNOWFLAKE design, given to her as a gift from Canada at the Sapphire Jubilee event. Snowflake, Canada….take your pick on the intended dig there….
The third day, was tea with Drumpf day and her choice for that blessed event was a diamond brooch given to her by her mother and was famously worn by her mother at her father’s state funeral. The blue suit she wore was the same suit that she wore at the opening of Parliament, post-Brexit debacle.
The article carefully makes note that there is no subliminal message here, that the Queen would never do such a thing. However, if you’ve ever watched the Crown, you come away with the understanding that the Queen is no shrinking violet and at 92, she probably has very few f*cks to give….and likely very little patience for the rise of these weak ass Nazis considering what they did to her country during WWII. Well done, Queen Elizabeth!