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Happy Birthday, Queen Elizabeth! Her Royal Highness' Top Style Moments

by Pascale Day Published on 21 April 2016

Today is a landmark day. Queen Elizabeth II turns 91, again. As we all know, when the Queen celebrates something, we all celebrate it. Any excuse to have a couple more G&Ts, right? Queen Elizabeth is an underrated style icon, but an icon nonetheless. In the spotlight since birth, HRH's elegance is often reflected in her outfits. Here, we remember our favourite fashion moments from the gracious Queen.

1933

Even as a child, Elizabeth had style that couldn't be rivalled. This picture, taken when the Queen was 7, sees her stood next to little sister Margaret. Check out that personalised purse!

1937

You may not recognise the teeny tiny future queen in this picture, but fourth from the left she stands, in a matching miniature crown, next to her mother Queen Elizabeth (the original Liz!) from whom she would take over the reign of Britain in 1952, aged just 26.

1945

In 1945 aged 18, Elizabeth joined the Women's Auxilliary Territorial Army as a subaltern - the equivalent of a lieutenant by today's standards. She trained as a driver and mechanic during her time in the army, and she looked totally badass in her uniform.

1949

Nothin' to see here. Just Elizabeth and Philip, looking stylish and gazing at each other with major heart eyes. Swoon. Just swoon.

1951

This picture, thought to be from around 1951, shows the beautiful Queen and dashingly handsome Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh with a teeny tiny Prince Charles and Princess Anne. Liz and Phil's love story is a sweet one; Elizabeth fell in love with Philip when they met age 13, and later chose to marry him against her family's wishes. Philip still stands lovingly and loyally by her side to this day. Major relationship goals.

1954

Queen Elizabeth II dancing with Air Marshal Sir John Baldwin at the Hyde Park Hotel, London, in a dress and jewels and sophisticated gloves that we could only dream of owning.

1954

Queeny looking pensive but, let's face it, pretty damn stunning in emerald in Melbourne, Australia in 1954.

1956

Queen Elizabeth inspects the Queen's Own Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force, during her Commonwealth tour in 1956, wearing a dress that we'd all wish was in our possession stat! ​Still stylish, even today - kudos, Queenie.

1969

Queen Elizabeth arrives at King's Cross station in 1969 with her infamous Corgis in tow. The Queen is known for her love of Corgis and they have been a constant companion to her throughout her life. They're the perfect accessory to any outfit, right?

1992

The Queen started her love affair with pastel colours later in life. Baby blue, easter yellow, soft green - you name it, she has a hat in that colour. Here she looks pretty in pink during a trip to Paris in 1992.

2015

The Queen, looking regal as ever in a stunning crown, attends a dinner in November last year. I mean, we all wear crowns to the dinner table right? Right?

2016

Queen Elizabeth II, photographed by Annie Lebowitz with all her grandchildren and great grandchildren, as she turns 90.

2017

Her Royal Highness posed for celebratory portrait, taken by esteemed fashion photographer David Bailey, to mark her Sapphire Jubilee on February 6 - she is the first British monarch to reach the milestone. To mark the occasion, she wore sapphire jewellery which was given to her by King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947.

What do you think of Queen Elizabeth's style? Let us know! @sofeminineUK

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