The Queen is ready for spring in a vibrant orange coat and matching hat

By Laura Sutcliffe

The Queen was ready to welcome spring on Tuesday morning as she popped by the Royal Academy of Arts in a brightly hued ensemble. On hand to open the Burlington Wing, a major development of the site marking the 250th anniversary of the Academy, Her Majesty proved once again that she's a style queen in a vibrant orange dress coat with matching hat. Her ensemble was surely a nod to the first official day of spring on Mar. 20.

Queen Elizabeth II in Orange hat and coat.
The Queen dazzled the crowd in striking orange outfit

The Queen has certainly been making waves in the fashion world during 2018 – she graced the 'FROW' during London Fashion Week at Richard Quinn's SS18 show and even sat next to US Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The 91-year-old monarch made her debut appearance at the event where she presented Richard with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

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She dressed splendidly for the occasion – turning heads in a duck egg blue tweed dress and jacket by Angela Kelly, which were adorned with tiny Swarovski crystals. Anna, meanwhile, kept on her trademark sunglasses during the show, and wore a floral print dress. Only last week the Queen had the Midas touch when she carried a chic gold handbag to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Aga Khan – hosting a private dinner at Windsor Castle to mark the occasion.

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She teamed her statement bag with co-ordinating gold shoes and a beautiful bold pink ball gown which was designed with golden floral motifs and voluminous puff shoulders. Also at the high-profile event the Duchess of Cornwall, who chose a black gown made from sumptuous velvet. Princess Anne was also in attendance, and opted for an eye-catching emerald green ensemble with gold specked sleeves.

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