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On this day in 1926, Queen Elizabeth ll was born, beginning the life of one of the hardest working women in the world.
As sure as you can count on a basket-bearing bunny to bring loads of chocolate each and every Easter, you can count on the Brits to dust off their hatboxes and don fancy toppers for Sunday services across the pond. Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth, The Countess of Wessex, and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice stepped out at Windsor Castle in all manner of millinery, some subdued and some less so.
Our homegirl Queen Elizabeth stepped out in Oxford, England yesterday to attend to the Royal Maundy, a religious service held the day before Good Friday. As we’d expect, she looked great.
Queen Elizabeth, Kate Middleton, and Prince Philip were out and about in London today to celebrate 150 years of the city’s Underground. The trio visited the Baker Street Underground Station this morning, and of course, the ladies looked great. Oh right, Phil did too.
Come July, our homegirl Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her 60th royal anniversary with a four-day Coronation Festival at the Buckingham Palace gardens. There’ll be lots of food, a fancy gala, and most importantly, fashion — and we’ve got all the deets.
She may be the queen of England, but she still loves herself a good ol’ repeat.
Every year, Queen Elizabeth receives hundreds of gifts from princes, presidents, and random weirdos alike. And with 2012 being the year of the Diamond Jubilee extravaganza, the presents were more plentiful than ever. The Daily Mail has a breakdown of the many, many gifts the royal family received this year — though, sadly, not those given to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as those are reported separately — and we’ve plucked out the, shall we say, unusual ones from the bunch.
Stella McCartney had a great year, what with designing the British team’s Olympic uniforms, dressing Kate Middleton, and winning major accolades at the the British Fashion Awards. Well, 2013 is already looking to be pretty awesome as it’s been announced that she’ll be receiving an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award, or just plain ol’ OBE.
Since you’ve all been so good this year, we’ve got a big treat today: a double whammy of the Royal Family at Christmas!
While Kate and Will are spending their Christmas with the Middleton family in Buckleberry, and Harry is still serving in Afghanistan, the rest of the Royal family gathered at Sandringham Estate this morning in Norfolk, England for their annual holiday tradition. And of course, Queen Elizabeth looked great.
People all over the world will be donning 3D glasses this week to take in The Hobbit in its full, CGI-laden glory. But none of them wil look quite so stylish while doing so as Her Majesty the Queen, who unexpectedly modeled the look a few weeks ago while previewing her Christmas message to the Commonwealth, which is to be broadcast in 3D for the first time this year.
Queen Elizabeth II surprised us all this week by ditching her usual pastels and busting out a very festive red tweed coat and even flashing some leg for her annual journey to Sandringham for Christmas.
Queen Elizabeth doesn’t love a repeat nearly as much as Kate Middleton, but she certainly loves wearing the same color over and over again. Liz attended the weekly Cabinet meeting this morning — the first time a British monarch has attended the event since Queen Victoria‘s reign ended in 1901 — and chose a vibrant royal blue ensemble for the occasion.
You didn’t think Chanel was the only one who could put on a fashion show in a palace, did you?
Purple may be the color of royalty, but lilac is truly the Queen’s color. For a visit (with Prince Philip, natch) to the Bank of London, QE2 wore a textured coat dress in the palest of lilacs, accessorized with a vibrant violet brooch, light purple eye shadow, and black gloves matched to her classic handbag matched to her sensibly-heeled black loafers.
Instead of respecting Kate Middleton‘s current Hyperemesis Gravidarum condition and giving her privacy, two radio hosts from an Australian music station called into the King Edward VII Hospital pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles to inquire about the Duchess.
We see Queen Elizabeth out and about in fancy headwear all the time. Whether its pink, purple, blue, or green, this is one royal who loves a matching topper. So for last night’s State Banquet, clearly Liz needed something to match the sparkle of her elegant silver gown. Now, we know she must have something….ah yes! The crown!
Though they may not possess quite the same history or opulence as her usual haunts, Queen Elizabeth took some time yesterday to tour the mobile homes made by the Bailey caravan factory. Used as she undoubtedly is by now to combatting the dreariness of England’s gray skies with her rainbow of a wardrobe, the 86-year-old royal chose a coat and hat in the brightest pink for her Bristol outing.
Queen Elizabeth loves wearing bold saturated colors for public appearances, but it seems like silver is her go-to color of choice for more formal events. She wore a silver ensemble to the opera back in October, and last night, she wore another metallic outfit to the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.