The brooch worn by Queen Mary in that series of photos is the pink topaz which is now sometimes worn in the center of the Duchess of Gloucester's honeysuckle tiara.
I believe it was Boffer who first pointed out the inaccuracy in Roberts soon after the book's publication, but I can not find that post in the archives.
The brooch worn on Queen Mary's hat is I believe part of the necklace worn by the Duchess of Gloucester with the other pink topazes. See this previous post for more info:
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