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Queen Elizabeth II’s Iconic Fashion Moments


What will we do without Queen Elizabeth II? I am deeply saddened by her passing but I know she lived a ripe full life well into her 90s and was very blessed. I wish I could jet over there now. Her work in communities and around the world is highly notable. She even challenged me to fight like a queen and break out of very dangerous, negative situations. Just like a warm, loving grandmother. But, today, I wanted to touch on the fact that she wore beautiful fashion pieces. 

Above you can see her on her Coronotion Day in January 1953, dress by Sir Norman Hartnell.

According to Caroline Rush of the British Fashion Council, many of her outfits will be on display at Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s long-term personal stylist Angela Kelly explained why the Queen often opted for bold color schemes in her 2019 memoir, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, The Dresser and the Wardrobe. “The Queen is conscious that she must be easily visible to as many people as possible when she is out and about, so I choose mainly striking colors that will be easily seen,” Kelly wrote.



Queen Elizabeth II was the first monarch to visit Australia in 1954 and she wore this beautiful emerald green dress. She also wore a bright green suit (seen below) along with Meghan Duchess of Sussex to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in 2018.

And, lastly, Her Majesty wore a gorgeous wedding gown back in 1947 designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. The dress incorporated 10,000 seed pearls and crystals in an iconographic scheme of national and Commonwealth floral emblems. Her train was 15 feet long and she looked as happy as could be. I’m sure that she is with her husband now Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Let’s keep the Queen’s memory alive, God Bless the Queen. 




Malinda Knowles

Meghan Markle in Givenchy for Royal Wedding

So it’s official ladies and gentleman! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have gotten married y’all! And it was a royal wedding with a Black American twist all the way from Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir to Michael Curry to Sheku Kanneh-Mason! It was definitely not lost on us that Meghan Markle, the new Duchess of Sussex, is African-American. In any case, Meghan Markle wore Givenchy for her big day along with the Order of Splendor tiara loaned by the Queen. I have to say I was a little bit underwhelmed by her choice of dress but I guess she had to keep it conservative. I must say though the cut on the dress was perfection. It fit Meghan’s frame perfectly. Here’s to the new couple!

Photo Credit: REX/Shutterstock 



Malinda F. Knowles