The royal family is known for so many unique traditions, and their fashion choices and colours are no exception.
Queen Elizabeth, Kate and Meghan all adhere to very specific rules of dress colours for royal engagements.
Some are subtle while others are more noticeable. For example, women usually keep their heads covered during formal events. At one time in history, a lady would never show her hair in public no matter where she was going. Those rules have relaxed in modern times. However, royals still stick with the old way of doing things.
Royal family fans have no doubt noticed that Queen Elizabeth adores wearing bright coloured outfits in a rainbow of different hues. But she’s not the only one. Kate Middleton also seems partial to vibrant ensembles.
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Unless she’s attending a sombre event like a funeral or memorial service, the Queen is almost guaranteed to don an exceptionally brightly coloured outfit for almost every occasion. And it’s not like she just sticks with one colour – Queen Elizabeth chooses a rotating selection of orange, green, pink, yellow, blue, purple, and every other colour you can imagine.
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The documentary The Queen at 90 summed up the reason for these colourful outfits. As daughter-in-law Sophie, the Duchess of Wessex explained, “She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen.’” “Don’t forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, ten, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen’s hat as she went past.”
Biographer Robert Hardman agreed. He said Queen Elizabeth explained her penchant for bright colours when she said, “I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am.”
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The Daily Mail reported that the Queen’s favourite hue is probably blue based on how often she wears it. Their analysis found that she chose coats, dresses, suits, and hats with some shade of blue 29% of the time.
Her second favourite colour to wear is green and cream which she had on 11% of the time followed by pink and purple which she chose 10% of the time.
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