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Queen looks radiant in a recycled dove grey coat with yellow accents at Trooping the Colour


Queen looks radiant in a recycled dove grey coat with yellow accents and a pleated floral hat as she attends Trooping the Colour to mark her 95th birthday

  • Her Majesty re-wore the ensemble she donned at Royal Ascot Ladies Day in 2019
  • Coat appears to have been modified with additional buttons to refresh the look
  • For second year, military commemoration is held in Windsor Castle due to Covid

The Queen recycled a dove grey ensemble with yellow accents today for her official birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle in the traditional Trooping of the Colour ceremony.

Her Majesty, 95, looked radiant in the smart ensemble – a departure from her usual bright colour palette – which she teamed with her usual black Launer handbag and black patent leather shoes with silver buckles.

The monarch previously showcased the coat and its matching pleated hat with spike flowers, along with her signature pearls and white gloves, at Royal Ascot Ladies Day in 2019.

It appears the coat has been modified with the addition of a set of buttons down the front of the coat, giving it a fresh look for today’s occasion.

The Queen recycled a dove grey ensemble with yellow accents today for her official birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle in the traditional Trooping of the Colour ceremony

The Queen recycled a dove grey ensemble with yellow accents today for her official birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle in the traditional Trooping of the Colour ceremony

The monarch previously showcased the coat and its matching pleated hat with spike flowers, along with her signature pearls and white gloves, at Royal Ascot Ladies Day in 2019 - though it appears the coat has been modified with the addition of a set of buttons down the front of the coat

The monarch previously showcased the coat and its matching pleated hat with spike flowers, along with her signature pearls and white gloves, at Royal Ascot Ladies Day in 2019 – though it appears the coat has been modified with the addition of a set of buttons down the front of the coat

The Queen also replaced the striking floral brooch with complimenting yellow diamonds – a present from the Sultan of Oman – she wore to the horse racing with a large aquamarine brooch.

The Duke of Kent, the Queen’s cousin, joined her on a dais in the castle’s quadrangle in his role as Colonel of the Scots Guards today.

The pandemic has meant for the second year in succession the military commemoration of the Queen’s official birthday is being staged at her Berkshire home rather than in central London, but its scope has increased from last year.

Soldiers and musicians from the Massed Band of the Household Division marched onto the parade area at Windsor Castle ahead of the ceremony which allow the Guardsmen to show their precision marching skills while maintaining a social distance of just over two metres.

Her Majesty, 95, looked radiant in the smart ensemble - a departure from her usual bright colour palette

Her Majesty, 95, looked radiant in the smart ensemble – a departure from her usual bright colour palette

Her Majesty teamed her outfit with her usual black Launer handbag and black patent leather shoes with silver buckles

Her Majesty teamed her outfit with her usual black Launer handbag and black patent leather shoes with silver buckles

The Queen also replaced the striking floral brooch with complimenting yellow diamonds - a present from the Sultan of Oman - she wore to the horse racing event with a large aquamarine brooch

The Queen also replaced the striking floral brooch with complimenting yellow diamonds - a present from the Sultan of Oman - she wore to the horse racing event with a large aquamarine brooch

The Queen also replaced the striking floral brooch with complimenting yellow diamonds – a present from the Sultan of Oman – she wore to the horse racing event with a large aquamarine brooch

The pandemic has meant for the second year in succession the military commemoration of the Queen's official birthday is being staged at her Berkshire home rather than in central London, but its scope has increased from last year

The pandemic has meant for the second year in succession the military commemoration of the Queen’s official birthday is being staged at her Berkshire home rather than in central London, but its scope has increased from last year

The senior military officer who planned the celebrations has said his aim is to create a ‘memorable and uplifting day’ for the monarch.

Lieutenant Colonel Guy Stone and his team have been working for months to stage the event at Windsor Castle which has been dubbed a mini Trooping the Colour.

The Guardsmen taking part have been supporting local communities and the NHS across the UK during the pandemic or been serving overseas on military operations.

The Duke of Kent, Colonel, Scots Guards, will join the head of state for the ceremony and F Company Scots Guards will Troop the Colour of the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards through the ranks of guardsmen on parade. 

Lt Col Stone was asked about planning the Queen’s official birthday celebrations: ‘It’s been extremely demanding; we’ve had to tackle Covid like everybody else, with some people needing to isolate and therefore not being able to be on parade.’

He explained there was the added issue of a lack of daily practice of ceremonial duties, as the changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace has been stopped since March 2020 to avoid crowds gathering.

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