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There's a Cute Reason Behind the Queen's Bold Outfit at the Royal Wedding

She was in the literal limelight.
There's a Cute Reason Behind the Queen's Bold Outfit at the Royal Wedding
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She was in the literal limelight.

In a sea of demure florals and sweet pastels at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (now officially the Duke and Duchess of Sussex), one woman came dressed in the loudest of electric greens, effectively stealing the show. The culprit? None other than the groom's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II herself.

You may be wondering why Her Majesty decided on the vibrant lime silk-tweed coat by Stewart Palvin in the first place. According to Town & Country, the reason is hilariously simple: Sophie, Countess of Wessex explained her mother-in-law's penchant for rainbow shades in the documentary The Queen at 90. "She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen," she said.

We love a royal with a sense of humor. Robert Hardman, the Queen's biographer, even quoted her saying, "I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am." Makes it so much easier for well-wishers to spot her in the titled crowd.


In case you needed more outfit deets, Her Majesty's hat, adorned with an abundance of purple blooms, was a custom Angela Kelly (the Queen's official dressmaker!). To accessorize, she wore black Anello and Davide block-heel pumps, a boxy Launer purse, and, pinned to her lapel, the ultimate finishing touch: a brooch known as the Richmond Diamond.

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