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Camilla Parker Bowles wears diamond brooch with nod to Queen Mother on royal tour today

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles are visiting Greece to celebrate the nation’s bicentenary. As they stepped out in Athens, Camilla wore a rare piece of jewellery once belonging to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
She removed the coat when inside to reveal a classic navy skirt suit.

This featured a long navy skirt which a matching blazer worn over a cream skirt.

Camilla completed the look with a pair of closed toe navy pumps and black leather gloves.

The 73-year-old dressed up the ensemble by wearing a subtle brooch pinned to the left side of her blazer.

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The art-deco jewel has been worn by the royal before, as recently as last year.

Camilla has sported it on key occasions including the Royal Family church service in 2017.

It is made from a rock crystal and has a diamond in the middle of the rectangular design.

On first glance, the brooch appears to be fairly minimal but it has a subtle hidden design which adds more detail. 

Following the trend of the time, the Queen Mother wore the piece pinned to the outer rim of her hat during one outing in the 1920s.

It is likely it became part of Queen Elizabeth II’s collection following her mothers death in 2002.

The Queen is likely to have gifted the jewel to Camilla, or has leant it to her to wear on various occasions.

By choosing to wear the brooch, Camilla could be showing her respect for the Queen Mother, as the anniversary of her death falls next week on March 30.

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

Russian diamond sales triple as demand in key markets recovers – Alrosa 

Alrosa, the world’s leading diamond-mining company by volume, sold $ 361 million-worth of rough diamonds and $ 12 million-worth of polished gems in February, according to a report just published.

Its sales of rough diamonds rose by 5.5 percent compared to the same period a year ago, while sales of polished diamonds grew threefold against those recorded in February 2020.

However, its total diamond sales dropped by 16 percent from the previous month, when the state-owned company sold $ 430 million-worth of rough and polished diamonds.
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For the first two months of the current year, its total sales of diamonds amounted to $ 802 million, including $ 782 million from rough diamond sales and $ 21 million from polished.

“The recovery in demand for diamond jewelry in key markets continued in early 2021, providing good support for rough diamond sales,” said Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO of Alrosa.

READ MORE: World’s biggest diamond miners offer discounts to spark sales crushed by pandemic

Agureev added that the current supply-and-demand balance remained comfortable for both producers and buyers of rough diamonds.

“Midstream companies will seek to replenish their stocks of rough stones once they see an opportunity for that, we believe,” he said.

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Pokemon Direct 2021 start time, Presents live stream, Diamond and Pearl Remake news

The leaker – who in the past correctly revealed when an upcoming Nintendo Direct was happening – posted about what was planned for the Pokemon Anniversary.

Besides New Pokemon Snap and Pokemon Unite, Kelios also tweeted that a Detective Pikachu sequel was in the works.

And the leaker also said that remakes fans have long been calling for are coming and will be out in November 2021.

While Kelios didn’t specifically mention Diamond and Pearl, this seems to be the most likely candidate.

Since then it’s been claimed the Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl Remakes will have Let’s Go catching mechanics.

These rumours were only given more weight when earlier this week the official Pokemon Twitter tweeted: “Let’s Go, Sinnoh!”

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