By Emma Dooney
The Queen has stepped out wearing a pumpkin-inspired ensemble ahead of the Halloween season, proving you’re never too old to celebrate the spooky holiday.
- The Queen has stepped out in a Halloween-style outfit for the launch of the Queen's Baton Relay, her first major public engagement since the beginning of the pandemic.
- Her Majesty wore a bold orange coat with black accessories for the exciting event at Buckingham Palace.
- In other royal news, Princess Anne's hilarious reaction to attempted kidnapper revealed in book.
Get the pumpkins out—it's time for Hallow-queen.
Her Majesty rocked an orange coat with black gloves and a black handbag to launch the Queen’s Baton Relay for the Commonwealth Games on Thursday, marking her first major royal engagement at Buckingham Palace since the beginning of the pandemic.
She completed the autumnal look with a matching orange hat and heeled black shoes, as well as a Nizam of Hyderabad Rose floral brooch. The bold color choice—which is reportedly one of the Queen’s style secrets—was perfect for the athletic event’s exciting nature.
Joined by Prince Edward, Her Majesty kicked off the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay by placing a secret message in a baton that will travel across 72 nations of the British Commonwealth. She then passed it to Paralympic gold medalist Kadeena Cox, who will carry it on the first leg of its 90,000 journey.
When the sealed baton reaches its destination after 294 days, its message will be extracted and read aloud at the games’ opening ceremony in July 2022.
The Queen’s appearance at the Royal Family headquarters signifies the return to a regular working calendar for the 95-year-old, having spent much of the pandemic at her country residences of Windsor Castle and Balmoral Castle.
Her splendid outfit may also be a sign that Her Majesty is finally ready to get back to business as usual. The Queen has worn that same orange coat and hat combo for multiple royal engagements in the past, adding subtle changes with a different brooch each time. The vibrant dress suit made several outings in 2018 and 2019, ensuring the long-reigning monarch stood out from the crowd on every occasion.
The Queen has also been known to switch up the hat depending on the weather, opting for a black fur alternative to stay warm on Christmas Day in 2013. She's also teamed the versatile coat with a funky pattern in the past, stepping out after her festive break at Sandringham Estate in 2018 in a paisley orange headscarf.
Now that's what we call style.
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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