The Guardian’s Fashion journalist Hadley Freeman writes an interesting analysis on how possibly, Queen Elizabeth was sending coded messages via the medium of her brooches. The Story was also covered by ELLE.
“Yes, her brooches – read on and bow down in awed. As the writer states, we’re talking James Bond material.
Freeman writes how Twitter user Samurai Knitter has pointed out that on the first day of the Trump visit, the Queen wore a simple green brooch that was given to her by the Obamas to signify their friendship.
On the second day, she wore a brooch given to her by Canada, a country with which Trump is less than pleased at the moment (also, it was in the shape of a snowflake, a classic Trump term for people who disagree with him.)
And, for the last day, she chose a brooch she wore to the funeral of her father, so not one associated with happiness and joy.
Queen’s brooches: 3. Trump: 0.
Freeman adds :
“Is this all reading too much into it? Well, it is known the Queen does choose her brooches according to the theme of the day, such as the love knot brooch she wore to William and Kate’s wedding. And, let us never forget the exciting time last year when, to open parliament, she wore a hat bearing a striking resemblance to the EU flag.
Has the Queen been trying to talk to us all this time and we just didn’t notice? Because we know she’s not allowed to make political statements, but what if she’s been sending them to us through her wardrobe?”