The Queen of England is almost always a picture of beauty and grace. Queen Elizabeth always looks so well put-together while performing her Royal duties. While she may look as though it did not take any effort to look that good, a lot of thought goes into the majority of her wardrobe choices.
Often, when the Queen is visiting another country or honoring a diplomat or royalty, she wears something with a nod to that nation, such as when she wore this beautiful blue silk and chiffon dress to a State dinner in Japan in 1975. Norman Hartnell designed the dress that is adorned with cherry blossoms, the national flower of Japan.
When the Queen dined at Government House, Nova Scotia, Canada, in August of 1959 she donned the stunning blue-grey silk organza gown, below. Designed by Hardy Amies, the dress features embroidered pink and white mayflowers, which are the regional emblem of Nova Scotia.
The Queen looked spectacular when attending a banquet at 20th Century-Fox's Sound Stage Nine, Los Angeles in 1983. Never one to skip a beat, her dress was adorned with red Californian Poppies, the state flower of California.
Norman Hartwell did it again with this blue beauty worn by the Queen for a celebration in Ottowa, Canada. The gown is embellished with majestic maple leaves.
While in Bangkok, the Queen wore this glamorous gown when she attended a state banquet held at the Royal Palace with King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit in 1972. Designer Norman Hartnell added a touch of the orient-style in the neckline. The inserted panels, known as godets, are in the colors of the highest order of chivalry in Thailand.
Wow! So many elegant dresses with exquisite details that were made perfectly for the event which Her Royal Majesty was attending. I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at the past wardrobe of the Queen with me! I found it all very intriguing!