Following on from the dramatic year that The Royal Family have faced already (looking at you Meghan Markle and Prince Harry), it’s time for some celebration as The Queen celebrates her 95th birthday for a second time.
We know, we wish we were as lucky as she is, however due to Covid regulations, Her Majesty can’t have the soiree that she is normally accustomed to, but we’re sure her family will surround her with love.
Many people often question why The Queen has two birthdays and this is all down to a historic tradition which dates back to 1748, during the reign of King George II.
The first birthday is combined with the Trooping The Colour which is on Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday and the second date is always the second Saturday of June as this is marked as the “official celebration” due to the weather normally being a lot nicer for celebrations.
The Queen didn’t celebrate her birthday this year due to the sad passing of her husband, Prince Philip, so we thought to take a trip down memory lane and look at some of her best birthday looks.
Let’s start with Her Majesty’s 21st birthday on 21st April 1947 whilst she was on a Royal Tour of South Africa.
This was before she actually became Queen and was still a Princess, but that doesn’t matter as we’re so in love with the simple floral 1940’s tea dress which she sported for this wonderful birthday shot.
After taking to the throne in 1952, The Queen had to swap her outfits for Royal uniform, this of which meant wearing Scots Guard uniform every year until 1986 when she wore it for the last time.
This change came about after Her Majesty opted to be driven to the Trooping The Colour ceremony rather than ride her horse.
This was also the last year that The Queen rode Burmese, the horse which had been a gift from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Queen Elizabeth is obviously known for who she is, but also for her impeccable sense of style when it comes to her bold choice of colours that she wears.
We know that this is down to standing out in the crowd, making sure they not only her security but also the public can see her clearly.
In 1990, The Royal Family took to the balcony at Buckingham Palace to wave to the crowds and watch the military planes pass over the palace.
The Queen opted for striking light blue with white edges and matching white gloves which of course made her ooze elegance.
For her birthday in 1998, The Queen sported a look in which we aren’t used to seeing her wear.
We have seen Her Majesty wear a floral in her younger years, but for this special occasion she went for a dark blue and white mosaic style printed coat dress which of course was coordinated with her hat to create a matching ensemble.
Carrying on the theme of matching, The Royal Family are the best of the best when it comes to coordinating their hats and dresses.
We especially love this bold yellow coat dress which was edged with a light blue colour to break up the summer-inspired look.
The outfit was adorned with one of her many brooches but this one is very significant to Trooping The Colour as it is the Guards’ Badge which is a symbol of the military uniforms.
Of course we love the wonderful dress coats, but when The Queen stepped out in 2006 in a beautiful royal blue silk dress, we were flawed.
Making sure to look her best for her 80th birthday, Queen Elizabeth accessorised the dress with the sparkling demi-parure set which was originally a wedding gift.
The set originally just included a necklace and a pair of earrings, but in the 1960’s a bracelet was made to coordinate with the rest of the jewels.
Queen Elizabeth didn’t come to play in 2010 as she wore a soft lilac dress coat which was given a summer upgrade with a floral dress peeping through.
This of course was reflected in the brilliantly crafter hat which she is never seen without.
Once again the look was accessorised with the Guards’ Badge.
Making sure to make a statement on her 90th birthday in 2016, The Queen really stood out in the crowd in a fluorescent green ensemble with a pop of pink on her hat.
Even Kate Middleton couldn’t upstage The Queen with that statement outfit.
Another brilliant moment was in 2019 when Queen Elizabeth attended a star-studded concert to celebrate her 92nd birthday at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Queen made sure to dress up for the occasion in a trendy metallic floral dress and in all honestly, we think she looked incredible.
During the most recent Trooping The Colour, The Queen attended alone as Prince Philip was ill at the time and Covid regulations were in full force.
However, this didn’t stop Her Majesty from dressing up to impress for the occasion as she opted for a lovely turquoise blue ensemble.
For this occasion, not only was it held at Windsor Castle but Queen Elizabeth opted for a different brooch as she sported a diamanté leek to honour the Welsh regiment trooping their colour as it is known to be the Welsh national symbol.
We’re wishing Her Majesty a wonderful happy birthday and we can’t wait to see her winning style reign continue.
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