The Queen subtly 'trolled' Trump with her brooches — social media agrees
The Queen's Jewel Vault states that the small green flower brooch, presented by the former president and first lady to the Queen in 2011.
US President Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom was heavily divided, with UK Prime Minister Theresa May greeting the Republican on his official trip to the country, while thousands of others marched the streets of London to protest his visit.
Even though Queen Elizabeth II had to abide by civilities when she met with the US first couple, she may have, however, presented her own subtle protest during Trump's visit by carefully choosing her brooches, each presenting a bold statement.
According to a Twitter user Julie (@SamaruiKnitter) the monarch wore three separate supposedly "controversial" brooches on each day of Trump's visit to her country.
Julie belted out her intriguing theory about the Queen in a series of tweets on the popular micro-blogging platform and said: "She wore three brooches while she and Trump were both in town. The day he arrived, the day of the banquet, and the day she actually met him for tea. (sic)"
"Arrival day was the one that got the most attention. That day, she wore the brooch the Obamas gave her on their last visit to England. That by itself is amusing enough. She wore a brooch the Obamas gave her. But it gets better," Julie tweeted in her Twitter thread which gradually became popular and amassed over 3,000 likes.
'It's not an American brooch, any would be funny. She chose THIS ONE. This one was purchased out-of-pocket by Michelle and Barack Obama and given to her as a personal gift," she added.
The Queen's Jewel Vault states that the small green flower brooch, presented by the former president and first lady to the Queen in 2011, was personally selected from the vintage selection at the Tiny Jewel Box jewelry store in Washington, DC The former first couple reportedly paid for the gift out of their own pocket.
The brooch presented by the Obamas is an American-made piece from 1950 crafted from 14-carat yellow gold, diamonds, and moss agate.
Julie also said that Her Majesty — on Trump's second day in the UK and the day she met the first couple for tea — opted to wear an interesting brooch, which appeared like a pointed choice.
"And for the day of the tea, QE wore an innocuous 'nice but not holy s***, considering what's in the vaults' diamond brooch she inherited from her mother. Jewel watchers nearly died, because it is the brooch worn in the famous "Three Queens in Mourning" photo, worn by the Queen Mum," she tweeted.
"QE rolled up to tea with the Trumps wearing the brooch her mother wore to her father's STATE FUNERAL," the Twitter user with 7,800 followers added.
She continued her Twitter thread about the Queen's subtle dissing and explained: "It's called the Sapphire Jubillee Brooch, and it was given to the Queen of England as a gift for ruling for eleventy billion (okay, 65). From Canada."
Julie also pointed out that the monarch had made an unusual brooch choice on the final day of Trump's UK visit too.
"You know, who Trump's been screaming about and insulting. The commonwealth country and one of the UK's greatest allies. Them," Julie said while referring to Canada.
Spotted! The Queen wears her Diamond ‘Snowflake Brooch’ to host the King & Queen of the Belgians last week. The brooch, containing rare sapphires mined in the Canadian Arctic, is a gift from all Canadians to mark her 65th year as The Queen of Canada in 2017. #cdnpoli #cdncrown pic.twitter.com/RlQJ52TPUx— Canadian Crown 🇨🇦 (@Canadian_Crown) July 15, 2018
Reports state that the sapphire brooch worn by the Queen on Trump's last day of UK visit was presented to her from the Canadian people to mark her sapphire jubilee during an event in London celebrating 150 years of the Canadian Confederation in 2017. The Sapphire Jubilee Snowflake Brooch has 48 sapphires which were part of the only sapphire deposit ever found in the country in 2002, according to Daily Mail.