Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning English monarch in history, acceding to the throne in 1952. Throughout her reign, she became known for wearing bright and bold hats as well as pearl jewellery. What is the royal dress code that all royal women must follow?
The outfits worn by the Royal Family have fascinated the world throughout the years, from the Queen’s brightly coloured outfits to Kate Middleton’s stylish pieces.
It is thought that Her Majesty stuck to brightly coloured outfits so that she could be seen in a busy crowd.
The Queen also wore her three-strand pearl necklace and earrings so much that it became part of her official uniform.
Do other members of the Royal Family have to follow any protocol?
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For royal women this includes wearing a smart day dress or trousers teamed with a jacket or cardigan.
For men it is a blazer or a collared shirt and chinos.
Diana Mather, a senior tutor for The English Manner etiquette consultancy, said: “Many places will not allow jeans as they are still seen as very casual wear, so it is better to play safe for both sexes.
“But if the Duchess is outside walking the dogs for example, then jeans are fine.”
What will members of the Royal Family wear to the Queen’s funeral?
Traditionally, black outfits are required with women in dresses and fascinators or hats with men wearing suits or black mourning coats.