The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of Kent, Patron, reopened the National Army Museum, Chelsea, London, following its refurbishment.
We've previously seen this outfit worn with Prince Albert's Sapphire Brooch, and I find that I'm sorely missing a sapphire this time around. The Queen Mother's Palm Leaf Brooch disappears into the background on this coat, which is a sad thing to happen to a cluster of diamonds.
There's a case to be made that the real outfit of the day came in the form of a flashback, anyway.
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Her Maj came face to face with her own uniform from her days as an Honorary Brigadier in the Women's Royal Army Corps, 1949-1953, which is on display at the museum. Take a detailed look below:
Check out uniform worn by HM The Queen, as an honorary Brigadier of the WRAC, being installed - ahead of her preview of #NewNAM today! pic.twitter.com/WtKVDa2fo9— National Army Museum (@NAM_London) March 16, 2017