Today, Queen Elizabeth welcomed a few special visitors to Windsor Castle. The monarch met with representatives of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) to mark the 150th anniversary of the creation of A and B batteries. The Queen is the Captain General of the RCA, a position she assumed upon her coronation in 1953.
The Queen spoke with soldiers from the regiment, which has existed, in some form, for centuries. She then headed to the Parade Ground, presenting the Captain General’s Sword, an honor from the monarch, to a few officers in the regiment.
For the occasion, the Queen wore the Maple Leaf Brooch, which was originally made for the Queen Mother as a gift from King George VI, ahead of their state visit to Canada. The brooch is often worn at events with ties to Canada. She paired the brooch with a blue collared shirt and a plum-colored button down sweater.
The battery anniversary is not the only 150th celebration happening today. Earlier this morning, the royal family’s social media accounts shared a personal message from Queen Elizabeth. The Queen shared a note for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), marking the organization’s 150th anniversary.
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