Some People Think Queen Elizabeth’s Jewelry Threw Subtle Shade at Donald Trump

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The Queen poses for a picture with US President Donald Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, in the Grand Corridor during their visit to Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on July 13, 2018. MEGA TheMegaAgency.com

Here’s a topic to “brooch”! Queen Elizabeth II may have thrown a little shade toward President Donald Trump with the jewelry she donned on Thursday, July 12, the same day Trump arrived in England.

The small green flower brooch the British monarch wore on Thursday as she welcomed the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar to Windsor Castle has special significance. Dubbed the American State Visit Brooch, the vintage jewelry item was a gift from former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama from their state visit in 2011.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh at Winfield House – the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America – in Regent’s Park, London, May 25, 2011. Newscom/Mega Agency

According to Politico, the Obamas purchased the brooch — a 1950 piece featuring 14-karat yellow gold, diamonds and moss agate — from Tiny Jewel Box, a Washington D.C. jewelry store frequented by presidents, first ladies and Cabinet members.

Elizabeth’s choice to wear the Obamas’ gift on the same day Trump arrived in England might have been a coincidence, but considering the number of brooches the Queen has, some pundits are thinking it was a deliberate choice.

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The Queen and President Donald Trump at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, UK, on July 13, 2018. MEGA TheMegaAgency.com

Meanwhile, there was nothing subtle about the protests on Friday, July 13, just 20 miles from Windsor Castle. Tens of thousands of protestors attended “The Stop Trump March” in London that day, according to New York Magazine, some bearing signs reading “Trump Not Welcome” and “Dump Trump.” In addition, a 20-foot balloon depicting a diaper-clad “Baby Trump” flew high over the march. London Mayor Sadiq Khan personally approved the balloon after a crowdsourcing campaign collected $20,000 and amassed 10,000 signatures, according to The Washington Post.

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