Secret meaning behind badge the Queen wears revealed – and it stems from her teenage years

Queen Elizabeth II, 91, has many roles as the monarch of the United States.

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She has had many successes in her career, including being the first monarch to commemorate a Sapphire Jubilee, meaning she has reigned unelected from sixty-five years.

In her life has the ruler of Britain the Queen has had access to wealth of riches, including stunning jewels – some of which were given as gifts while others were found during the expansion of the now defunct British Empire.

While some of her jewellery is merely decorative, there are some pieces that fulfil a special role.

This is the case for the Grenadier Guards brooches, which the Queen has had since her teenage years.

Elizabeth II is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Grenadier Guards, an infantry regiment of the British Army.

She was given the appointment as Princess Elizabeth in 1942.

As a part of this role the Queen has badges, which she wears to symbolise her tole in the military company.

She has three badges which relate to this job that she has worn in public, but may have more in her collection.

One shows the crown over the Royal Cypher, with the inscription “honi soit qui mal y pense”, which means: “Evil be to him who evil thinks”.

There is also the Cap Badge of The Grenadier Guards, worn on headgear normally, although the Queen wears hers on her front.

The cap badge is rendered in the form of a fired grenade.

Lastly there is the Brigade of Guards Brooch, also known as the Guards’ Badge, which combines all of the regiments of the guards, which are the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish, and Welsh Guards.

The stunning diamond piece has the inscription “quinque juncta in uno”, translated into “five joined as one”.

However, the Queen has some jewels given to her as gifts, including a stunning bracelet which was a wedding gift from Prince Philip, 96. 

The large diamond bracelet was a fitting wedding gift for a member of the Royal Family, as it was made from the same diamonds as the Queen’s engagement ring.

These sparkling gems were taken from a tiara owned by Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg.

Camilla Parker Bowles also has a huge jewellery collection, recently valued exclusively for Express.co.uk. 

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