Gift from the Queen? Isla Philips wears subtle crop and stirrup brooch

A gift from the Queen? Peter Philips’ daughter Isla, 10, wore a riding crop and stirrup brooch to her great-grandmother’s funeral in a subtle tribute to Her Majesty’s love of riding

  • Isla Philips wore a equestrian crop and stirrup brooch to the Queen’s funeral 
  • The daughter of Peter Philips donned the beautiful gold brooch with black dress
  • Fans took to Twitter to speculate whether the brooch was a gift from Her Majesty
  • The Queen’s funeral: All the latest Royal Family news and coverage

Princess Anne’s granddaughter Isla Philips wore a pretty equestrian crop and stirrup brooch to the Queen’s funeral – in a subtle tribute to Her Majesty’s love of riding.

The daughter of Peter Philips, 10, joined the royal family including her auntie Zara Tindall and her sister Savannah, 11, at Windsor to say goodbye to the Queen on Monday.

Princess Anne’s grandchild donned a respectful black dress which she completed with a beautiful gold brooch which was pinned to her ensemble, and was a fitting nod to Her Majesty’s love of horse riding. 

The brooch appeared to show a riding crop through a stirrup, with royal fans speculating it could have been a gift from the Queen to her young great-granddaughter.

Isla’s aunt Zara and grandmother Princess Anne have both often worn similar golden brooches to pin their cravate in place while riding in competitions.

It comes after fans spotted Princess Charlotte’s horse shoe brooch was near identical to one owned by the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, in the 1920s. It is thought she herself had received it as a gift from her mother-in-law, Queen Mary. 

Isla Philips wore a pretty equestrian crop and stirrup brooch to her great-grandmother the Queen’s funeral in tribute to her love of riding

Isla Philips wore a pretty equestrian crop and stirrup brooch to her great-grandmother the Queen’s funeral in tribute to her love of riding

It is thought it might of been a gift from the Queen after Princess Charlotte was also spotted wearing an equestrian themed brooch to the service.   

Charlotte, seven, donned a delicate silver horseshoe pinned to the lapel of her black coat and it was later reported that the brooch had been a gift from her ‘Gan-Gan’.

Royals fans took to Twitter to speculate wether Isla’s brooch was also a gift from Her Majesty. 

The page @CoutureRoyals wrote: ‘Isla Phillips, Peter Phillips’ daughter and Princess Anne’s granddaughter, also wore a brooch at Queen Elizabeth’s Committal Service in Windsor! 


Isla’s aunt Zara and grandmother Princess Anne have both often worn similar golden brooches to pin their cravate in place while riding in competitions (left and right) 

Some royal fans speculated it could have been a gift from the little girl’s great-grandmother the Queen  (pictured in a photograph released in 2021) 

The daughter of Peter Philips, 10, joined the royal family including her auntie Zara Tindall and her sister Savannah, 11, at Windsor to say goodbye to the monarch on Monday

Isla, Savannah, and Lena Tindall, who live together on Princess Anne’s Gatecombe estate in Gloucestershire, are the Queen’s oldest great grandchildren

‘Wonder if Queen Elizabeth gifted all of her great-granddaughters brooches (as we have seen with Princess Charlotte) ‘

One person commented: ‘I really hope you are right. What a lovely thing for them to have from her if it is.’

Another said: ‘I’m sure she probably would have done. It’s a beautiful little brooch.’

While someone else wrote: ‘I’m sure HMQ thought in all her great grandchildren and all received something special. A gift to remember her forever.’ 

 

Many royal fans were quick to speculate the brooch might have been a gifted from the Queen for the 10-year-old

It comes after royal fans noted Princess Charlottes brooch looks identical to one owned by the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, in the 1920s. It is thought she herself had received it as a gift from her mother-in-law, Queen Mary.   

Writing on Instagram, the user by the name of historyfamousjewels, wrote: ‘At the funeral of QEII [Queen Elizabeth II] Princess Charlotte of Wales wore a small diamond horse shoe brooch.

‘The BBC states that it was a gift from HM QEII to the Princess. Fellow poster, Franck @britishroyalfamilywealth recognised that it is a brooch worn by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in the 1920s.  

‘Franck also noted that Leslie Field stated that the brooch was given to QEQM [Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother] by Queen Mary.

Princess Charlotte, seven, arrived at Westminster Abbey with a delicate silver horseshoe pinned to the lapel of her black coat, pictured 

Royal fans have noted it looks identical to one owned by the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, in the 1920s (as seen above in 1929). It is thought she herself had received it as a gift from her mother-in-law, Queen Mary 

‘I would like to pay tribute to the composure of the young Princess during what must have been an overwhelming experience.  

‘Isn’t it delightful to know how jewels are passed down through the generations!’

The Queen Mother, who married King George VI, then Duke of York, in 1923, wore the brooch for a portrait taken in 1929.

The delicate piece is shaped like a horseshoe and covered in sparkling gems.

It is a particularly fitting choice as the Princess of Wales has previously revealed how her daughter has inherited Her Majesty’s love of horses.

During the service, the children could be seen sitting in the front row, just in front of the Queen’s coffin, alongside their parents Mike and Zara Tindall, and Peter Philips 

Members of the royal family were sitting in the front row of St George’s Chapel, alongside some of the Queen’s great grandchildren like Mia, Savannah and Isla 

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