The Queen made a subtle nod to Princess Diana during latest royal engagement and royal fans are loving it

The Queen has made a sweet nod to the late Princess Diana with her outfit at a royal engagement this week.

Following what probably was an emotional few days for the Queen, who saw her grandson attend his last engagement as an official royal (opens in new tab), the monarch was back at work this week.

She met with Professor Mark Compton, Lord Prior of the Order of St. John, to receive the Order of St. John's first Service Medal in Gold.

For the visit, the Queen wore a fabulous magenta and purple dress, which resembled a classic look Princess Diana wore in the 1989, during a visit to Kuwait.

The Royal Family shared pictures of the occasion on Instagram, and royal fans were quick to comment on great the Queen looked in the fabulous dress.

One said. ‘Her Majesty is looking amazing’, while another wrote, ‘What a wonderful dress! 😍'

A third added, ‘Loving that frock.'

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Alongside the pictures, the caption read, ‘Earlier this week, Her Majesty The Queen received the Order of St John’s first ever Service Medal in Gold during an audience with Professor Mark Compton, Lord Prior of the Order of St John.

‘The Queen is Sovereign Head of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.

‘The Order of St John is a Royal Order of Chivalry first constituted as such by Royal Charter from Queen Victoria in 1888. The Order today is perhaps most well-known for its role with St John Ambulance and the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, as well as delivering first aid, healthcare and support services in over 30 countries around the world through St John International.’

Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.