The Queen is pretty in pink as she visits school in Hertfordshire

Fresh from celebrating her 90th birthday on Apr. 21, the Queen made a colourful appearance at Berkhamsted School on Friday morning (May 6). Her Majesty, who is a known for her rainbow-coloured wardrobe, dazzled in head-to-toe fuchsia.

The Queen was on hand to help the school, of which she is patron, celebrate its 475th anniversary.

Shortly after touching down in her helicopter, the monarch was greeted by pupils and teachers waving Union Jacks.


The Queen at Berkhamsted School wearing a pink outfit
The Queen is patron of Berkhamsted School

Her first task was to inspect the school's Combined Cadet Force Guard of Honour. The Queen was then treated to a lively excerpt of The Lion King, which was performed by young schoolchildren in full costume.

Her Majesty stayed for lunch, where she was joined by the town and borough council and members of the school community. Before leaving, she unveiled a plaque commemorating the school's anniversary.


The Queen looking out in the yard
The royal was treated to a lively excerpt of The Lion King

According to headteacher Richard Backhouse, the royal visit was the first time a reigning monarch has ever made a trip to the school. It took eight months to plan the day's events, and members of the cadet force had practised all morning ahead of the Queen's arrival.

As part of her visit to the town, Her Majesty also stopped by the Church of St Peter.


Up close with Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty turned 90 last month

This was the first engagement that the Queen has carried out since the week of her birthday in April. The royal turned 90 on Thursday 21 April, where she celebrated with a walkabout, beacon-lighting ceremony and private dinner in Windsor.

The following day she and Prince Philip hosted Barack and Michelle Obama for lunch at Windsor Castle.

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