Princess Anne’s signature Raggiana brooch and earrings are a touching nod to Papua New Guinea

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Apr 11, 2022

Princess Anne, 71, is on the second leg of her Oceania tour. Earlier today, the royal arrived in Papua New Guinea wearing a beige striped suit as she stepped off her luxury private plane. But for her first official engagement in the country, the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence traveled to meet the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape.

Princess Anne was pictured listening to a speech by the Prime Minister.

She wore a beautiful green silk dress with circular patterns printed on the fabric.

The silk robe appeared to replicate a suit with a loose silk green tie tied to the collar of the robe.

Under the dress, Anne could be seen wearing small beige heels, accented with a small bow.

These are the same shoes the princess wore to the memorial service for her late father, Prince Philip, two weeks ago.

Anne accessorized with the same brooch she wore earlier.

The brooch appears to depict Papua New Guinea’s national bird, the Raggiana bird of paradise.

The gold brooch shows the two birds sitting side by side on a branch and added the perfect amount of glamor to Anne’s green outfit.

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She also wore her modern pearl, gold and diamond earrings that she has worn for decades.

Although she wore them for a long time, these earrings managed to remain visually current and interesting throughout their duration.

The earrings are basically a deconstructed cluster stud.

Instead of encircling the center pearl in a neat halo, the setting’s gold and diamonds are stretched and scattered.

The earrings were made by Andrew Grima, who was one of the family’s favorite jewelers in the 1960s and 1970s.

The earrings were a sentimental choice for Anne, as they accompanied her on her first royal tour as an adult and to the same part of the world.

She was only 19 when she brought them to Australia with her mother.

In 1992, she wore them for her wedding to Timothy Laurence in Scotland.

For today’s outfit, Anne paired these earrings with a two-row pearl necklace for simple elegance.

She also carried a beige clutch with her as she gave her speech to politicians in Port Moresby.

The reception for business leaders and politicians in Port Moresby is just the first day of Anne’s royal trip to Papua New Guinea.

The royal tour is in the Queen’s name, in celebration of her platinum jubilee.

In addition to the Prime Minister, Princess Anne herself gave a speech, which was listened to by the politicians present.