Princess Anne’s symbolic jewelry choice shows how important her duties are and captures her strong character

The Princess Royal wore a set of brooches that experts believed encapsulate the things most important to her

Princess Anne wore a smart set of brooches which could be full of symbolism
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Princess Anne visited the Intelligence Corps in Chicksands earlier this week, and her choice of jewelry could be symbolic of the importance of her duties and titles. The Princess Royal was appointed the Colonel in Chief of the British Army’s Intelligent Corps back in April of this year, and her set of brooches are a nod to this work.


Princess Anne is recognized as one of the hardest-working royals, consistently undertaking the most royal engagements nearly every year.

While there were some fears that the Princess Royal would take a backseat after Charles ascended to the throne, Anna has remained a constant presence, attending many important charity functions and other events.

This week, she attended the Intelligence Corps, an organization for which she is the Colonel in Chief.

Proving that her duties are always front and center in her thoughts, Anne’s “thoughtful” choice of brooches were a nod to the importance of which she places her work.

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The first brooch which stood out to fans was the silver brooch in the shape of the Intelligence Corps’ symbol, a rose with a crown on top of it – surely a nod to her new role as Colonel in Chief.

The second brooch featured two pearls and two rubies, and was in the shape of a Scout reef knot

The rope of a Scout reef knot symbolizes the family of the World Scout Movement, whilst the knot symbolizes the strength of the unity of the World Scout Movement - perfectly encapsulating the Princess Royal’s enduring spirit.

Princess Anne's Scout's Knot brooch

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A close-up of Princess Anne's brooches

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Luxury jewelry firm Steven Stone (opens in new tab) estimate the Scout reef knot brooch to be worth $5,000.

Diamond expert, Zack Stone, commented, “It’s clear to see that Princess Anne put a lot of thought into the jewelry that she wore when she visited the Intelligence Corps, sporting a silver brooch in the shape of the Intelligence Corps’ symbol. The Princess Royal was appointed Colonel in Chief of the British Army’s Intelligent Corps back in April of this year.

“Whilst her silver brooch is symbolic for obvious reasons, it was the gold brooch that Princess Anne wore underneath her collar that caught our eye. The stunning brooch is in the shape of a Scout reef knot, with the rope symbolizing the family of the World Scout Movement and the knot symbolising the strength of the unity of the World Scout Movement. The brooch is the perfect fit for the Princess Royal, who is known for her strong character. I’d estimate it to be worth approximately $5,000.”

Jack Slater
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