Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Camilla Takes a Shine to Queen Mother's Brooch but Will Someone Tell Her She's Got It Upside Down

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Camilla Takes a Shine to Queen Mother's Brooch but Will Someone Tell Her She's Got It Upside Down

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Byline: ROBERT MENDICK

THE Duchess of Cornwall has adopted a brooch given to the Queen Mother on her 100th birthday - but she is wearing it upside down.

The fishy accessory is thought to have been in storage since the Queen Mother's death but has now found a favoured home on Camilla's lapel.

What she hasn't realised, however, is that the brooch is based on the design of a fisherman's fly and what may be mistaken for feathers sprouting out of a crown is actually the tail and back end of a fly.

The brooch ought to be sported with the tail pointing down, but Camilla has taken to wearing it with the tail facing skywards.

The Queen Mother was keen on fly-fishing and the brooch was a gift from the Salmon and Trout Association, the body that represents Britain's game anglers.

Camilla has worn the brooch at least twice - once for her official engagement photograph and then for her first royal duty since getting married, opening a children's playground last week. …

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