The amazing detail you never noticed about the Queen's wardrobe

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The Queen is known for her brightly coloured outfits, and many have spoken about her impeccable fashion sense, but this revelation shows that the monarch is a true style queen.

When you live in the UK you've got to expect a bit of rain, but most of us pull out our battered old umbrellas that we're just glad we've remembered when the heavens open.

But the Queen is not only always prepared, but also makes sure she matches the colour of her outfit to her umbrella. Something which no one had noticed - until now.

The website BoredPanda noticed that every time the has Queen stepped out, when it was raining, she has made sure her custom made birdcage design umbrella's by Fulton, were matching her outfit too.

Last summer she wore a pale green number to present new colours to the 1st Battalion and and F Company Scots Guards at Buckingham Palace in London. And of course she paired her pale green outfit with a matching, pale green umbrella.

She bought her yellow umbrella to a garden party at Buckingham Palace last May, to match her dazzling yellow outfit. While in January, she again turned to her black umbrella, to sheild a green and black outfit she was wearing.

How did we not notice this detail before? It takes accessory matching to a whole new level.

The Queen is known for her love of fashion, and in February surprised everyone by turning up at Fashion week, sitting in the front row at a Richard Quinn show next to US Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

In 2016, her go-to-designer Stewart Parvin, shared some of her style secrets, revealing that she normally prefers a 2 inch heel. And in the past, it's also been rumoured that her assistants apparently break her new shoes in before she wears them.

Stewart also shared that most of her outfits also have shoulder pads in them, "She does drop on the shoulder slightly, as people do, so we put in an extra pad in one shoulder," he said.

We reckon it's high time we all started taking style tips from the monarch.

Sarah Finley

Sarah is a freelance journalist - writing about the royals and celebrities for Woman & Home, fitness and beauty for the Evening Standard and how the world of work has changed due to the pandemic for the BBC. 


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