Queen Elizabeth II has always been a bit of a fashion icon, whether you admire her for her array of hats or for her timeless colour coordination. We take a look at the Queen and her granddaughter, Princess Beatrice of York’s outfits of choice when they visited York this week.
Her Majesty chose a white with mint fleck tweed, single-breasted coat with aquamarine buttons and an aquamarine hat with patent black court shoes, a patent black handbag and white gloves. She wore three strings of pearls around her neck – her style tradition – and two singular pearls in each ear with a star shaped broach attached to her chest. The Queen has always been known for her impeccable style and acute matching of colours and accessories and her visit to York made no exception to this.
Not to be funny though Madge – you did look cracking and all – but you did wear that outfit two months ago when you visited Dersingham School in Norfolk. Is the Queen trying to show that she too wears clothes more than once? To be fair, it does make us like her that tiny bit more.
Princess Beatrice, 23, was slightly less colourful than her grandmother during the York visit, but even more colour coordinated, if that is in fact possible. The princess wore a navy military coat, navy gloves and a cream and navy floral fascinator with her red hair draped over her shoulders in soft ringlets. Princess Bea has become rather famous for her choice of fascinators, ever since she wore a debatable, cream coloured Philip Treacy number to the Royal Wedding last year (the said fascinator went viral and was mocked by every man and his dog).
Not to be mean to the Princess on her first royal visit to York but this outfit was rather drab. At least her choice for the Royal Wedding had some character. But then again, when you’re on a day out with the grandparents and your grandmother happens to be the Queen, I doubt it’s a good idea to try and upstage her.
One&Other fashion verdict: Bang tidy but next time Queenie…buy a new outfit.