Her dress is a touching homage to Prince Philip
It was the first appearance for Queen Elizabeth after the death of her husband Prince Philip – the opening of the British Parliament. And on this occasion, too, the choice of her dress is no coincidence.
At this year’s “Queen’s Speech” a lot was different than in previous years. Instead of a carriage, Queen Elizabeth, 95, was driven to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. This was mainly due to the corona measures in England. But not only her appearance, but also her choice of clothes was less pompous compared to previous years. Instead of a jeweled robe, the Queen opted for a simpler look. But the importance of her choice of clothes was all the greater.
Queen Elizabeth: dress with a special message
For her speech, Queen Elizabeth wore a long lilac-colored coat with an embroidered flower collar in yellow. To match, she was dressed in a color-coordinated silk dress that was also printed with yellow flowers. The floral details ran through the whole look and were also picked up again in the hat. It was decorated with feathers and also yellow flowers, which at first glance looked like small daffodils. But on closer inspection, many fans found the dress particularly familiar: “The Queen wears the same dress as in the picture on Prince Philips, † 99th birthday,” wrote a user on Twitter. An accident?
Tribute to the late Prince Philip († 99)
Royal family experts know that Elizabeth II plans every detail of her clothing carefully and that she often sends out messages with the choice of her outfits. This is also the case with this floral dress: Experts believe that the dress is a tribute to Prince Philip and his 99th birthday just under a year ago. With her floral dress, the Queen wants to keep her deceased husband in memory on her first public occasion after his death. The Duke of Edinburgh would have been 100 years old on June 10 this year.
Sources used: Mirror, Tagesschau.de