Princess Anne nods to shared passion with husband Tim in New Zealand with stunning gold brooch

The Princess Royal's latest brooch appears to pay tribute to the romantic mutual interest she shares with her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence

Princess Anne's new brooch in New Zealand reflects mutual passion with husband Tim
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Princess Anne stepped out in New Zealand on Thursday in yet another stunning brooch, delighting royal fashion fans once again with her impeccable taste in jewelry. 


Princess Anne has worn yet another gorgeous brooch on her New Zealand tour, much to the delight of her royal fanbase. 

The Princess Royal, 72, arrived in Wellington on Tuesday for her first trip to the Kiwi nation since 2010.

The Queen’s only daughter was invited to New Zealand in honor of the 100th anniversary of the NZ Army's Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals, of which she is Colonel in Chief. She has been joined on the tour by her husband Tim Laurence, who appeared to take inspiration from the royal icon with a striking yellow accessory on Wednesday. 

Anne has already undertaken several engagements on the four-day-long trip, including a stop at the Riding for the Disabled Association and a fancy dinner at the Government Building. She has also visited the war museum for New Zealanders who have died in the conflict and the National Crisis Management Centre 'to meet with staff from agencies involved in the Cyclone Gabrielle response.' 

Princess Anne

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Never one to disappoint in the wardrobe department, Princess Anne has treated her fans to multiple knockout ensembles since arriving in New Zealand on Valentine's Day. Best known for her practical yet elegant style, the former equestrian has stuck to a mixture of both new and recycled items to represent the Crown on the important visit. 

Her experimentation with color has also made headlines this week, with Princess Anne's yellow coat at the Pukeahu National War Memorial being one of the most popular garments worn by the hardworking royal over the past few days. 

Princess Anne

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The Princess Royal's accessories on her New Zealand trip have also drawn the envy of many. On Thursday, Anne wowed jewelry fiends with her choice of brooch during a visit to the Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand (RAS) at the Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch.

The royal was photographed at the engagement wearing a dramatic yellow-gold brooch shaped like a boat, which appeared to also include two delicate oars. According to James Constantinou, founder of Prestige Pawnbrokers, the statement piece, which is made all the more special by "two pear-shaped diamonds", could "fetch up to £50,000 should it be presented for sale." 

Princess Anne

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It's possible that Anne's brooch, which is just one of many in her impressive collection, was also chosen to reflect her passion for sailing. The mother-of-two has been a longtime lover of the water sport, having become a patron of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club in 1979. It's also been reported that she and Timothy are big fans of sailing on their cruising yacht, the Rustle 44, when they're not busy with their royal duties. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.


Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.