Queen Elizabeth II occupied a very important place in the hearts of the English that will be very difficult to replace. However, the new monarchy is striving to win back the affection of his people winking at Lilibet in official acts, the affectionate nickname with which they used to refer to her.
The oldest queen’s jewelry box was full of unique and surprising accessories, such as a gold and diamond brooch with the unique shape of a leek And yes, we mean the vegetable. This jewel was designed for Elizabeth II in 1960 and is the symbol of the Welsh Guard. The brooch was given to the monarch as a gift from the regiment financed by the guards themselves and the queen always wore it on her engagements with the Welsh Guards.
Yesterday, Kate Middleton visited the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and, in keeping with the tradition, wore the coat lapel special leek brooch throughout the actwhich included a military parade and meeting with the families of the Regiment and the troop group of the 5th Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR) who are currently in the UK to help train members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces .
However, this visit has been fraught with controversy, as has been the case lately with everything related to the English royal family. Despite the fact that the United Kingdom is going through a period of economic crisis since Brexit and the war in Ukraine, Kate Middleton premiered a red coat by Alexandrer McQueen that costs a whopping €2,945.
The Princess of Wales is under the spotlight for being one of the ‘royals’ who spent the most money last year on her wardrobe, exceeding the astronomical figure of €200,000. Of course, after this premiere, criticism has not been long in coming and it did not matter that over the coat of discord he wore the leek of Isabel II.
Others also accuse Middleton of a completely unnecessary expense, since, apart from the enviable collection of coats of the future monarch, also account in his dressing room with a very similar red coat from the same designer that premiered in 2020. The only difference between the two is that while the old one closes with four buttons, this one does with two.
Although William and Kate have set out to cut spending on their wardrobe by 2023, it doesn’t seem like it’s one of the main New Year’s resolutions for the princes of Wales. Of course, another of the appearances that he made just one day before his arrival in the country was with a cheaper look: a houndstooth skirt from Zara that she had in her dressing room, but that we hadn’t seen until now.
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