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Coldstream Guard Brooch

Coldstream Guard Brooch

Medium: Enamel and silver

Dimensions: 2 x 1/2 inches

Brooch shaped like an 8 pointed star with a red cross enamel center encircled with a blue "garter" with the motto "Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense" (Shamed be he that thinks evil of it).  Same design was used as the emblem for the Knights of the Garter, the oldest order of Knights in England.  This brooch is worn on the collar of the Coldstream Guard's uniform and was probably given to Kathleen Kennedy by her husband, William Cavendish.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum