|One of a Set of Belts Given to Princess Elizabeth from the Children of France|
The Royal Collection
Image Courtesy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
This leather belt forms one of a pair which was a State Gifts to Princess Elizabeth (now, Queen Elizabeth II). A matching set was given to Princess Margaret Rose. The belts were from the Children of France and were presented to the princesses during a State Visit to France by their parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in 1938.
Of the pair, one belt is red and one blue. Both feature a scalloped edge and stitched buckle with attached metal emblems of a pig, a horseshoe, a mouse, a four leaf clover, a key and an elephant. They were designed by Henry a la Pensée.