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Queen Elizabeth II opens parliament in lilac day gown, with out masks

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A month after the demise of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II appeared for her first main ceremonial responsibility — she opened the parliament formally, marking the 67th beneath the monarch’s reign.
This time, the occasion was not like conventional ceremonial openings, not simply due to the pandemic but additionally in the way in which the monarch dressed for the event.
The Queen has been historically seen sporting her glittering Imperial State Crown and ceremonial robes. This yr, nonetheless, she wore a printed lilac day gown and an identical coat with floral embroidery across the collar. She paired it with a lilac hat, white gloves, and a pearl necklace. She additionally carried a black Launer London purse.
The final time the Queen wore a day gown as an alternative of the normal outfit was in 1974. Later, she was seen in a extra informal gown in 2019, in accordance with The Independent.

Usually attended by over 600 friends, this yr’s ceremony was clearly pared down due to the pandemic rules. Besides, as an alternative of a horse and carriage, she took a shorter ceremonial route from Buckingham Palace in a convoy of Bentley vehicles, in accordance with the outlet.
Queen Elizabeth II didn’t put on a masks. Everybody current had reportedly taken a coronavirus check beforehand.

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