Her Majesty The Queen’s uplifting colourful ensembles are definitely on the list of things we have missed since lockdown began.
But today, Queen Elizabeth made a triumphant return in her first public appearance since March, wearing a rose-coloured hat and coat combo pretty enough to lift even the most sombre of Tier 2 Thursdays.
The coat is by royal couturier Stewart Parvin, who has a shop on Motcomb street in Belgravia, while the matching hat with floral detail is by British milliner Rachel Trevor-Morgan, whose shop is in St James.
The Queen has worn the outfit before, most recently at a decommissioning ceremony of HMS Ocean in Plymouth in March 2018.
Today marked the first time the Queen has been seen out and about in public since March. In June she was pictured in the grounds of Windsor Castle watching members of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards carryout military drills in honour of her birthday celebrations, and in July Her Majesty also made an appearance to knight Sir Captain Thomas Moore. For the June event she also wore a Parvin coat and Trevor Morgan hat combo, that time in ice blue.
Joining her grandson The Duke of Cambridge on today’s visit to Porton Down, the Queen accessorised her pastel pink ensemble with classic black loafers, black wool gloves and her favourite black Launer handbag.
The Queen has most recently been holed up in Sandringham, Norfolk with the Duke of Edinburgh after spending the spring lockdown at Windsor Castle.
The occasion marked the first time she made an appearance outside her protective lockdown bubble since March 9 when she attended the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.