So often, older women make safe outfit color choices like beige, taupe, brown and any other colors that are soooo not in- your- face. Not so for The Queen of England, who chose a bold neon green outfit by Stewart Parvin for today’s milestone, celebrating both her 90th birthday and the fact she’s now Britain’s longest serving monarch. Honestly, when I saw the outfit, I applauded her for her guts. Indeed the National Anthem, “God save the Queen” is really keeping the Queen fresher, younger, stronger, heartier and obviously “fashion-forwarder” (If there will ever be a word like that) LOL.
Her choice of color for Saturday’s outfit triggered a social media storm, with Twitter users celebrating the monarch’s fashion sensibilities with “neon at 90”.
The Queen’s real birthday is on April 21, but official celebrations always take place on June 10, and often for a whole weekend.
Celebrations began with the traditional Trooping the Color, a spectacular display of more than 1,400 officers and men in their famous red jackets and black bearskin hats, with 200 horses and more than 400 musicians.
The whole royal family — including young Prince George and Princess Charlotte — joined the nation’s longest-serving monarch on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for a wave to the people and an exhilarating flypast. Hurricane and Spitfire aircraft used in the 1940s Battle of Britain took part in the flypast, capped off with the air force’s famous Red Arrows flying with red, white and blue smoke in the trail.
According to CNN’s royal correspondent Kate Williams, she said security experts would consider the event a nightmare, with the monarch riding in an open carriage very close to the public and with no searches of the thousands of people who turned up to mark the occasion. Police have warned about crowded situations
“She’s not having bulletproof vests, or going behind glass,” Williams said, adding the Queen wanted to be close to the people.
The Queen was shot at with blanks in 1981 while on horseback, by a 17-year-old with a replica gun. The annual celebration has otherwise gone on without any major security concerns.
Before the festivities, a new photograph of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who turned 95 on Friday, was released to commemorate their joint birthdays.
The pair attended a thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, where they were joined by other members of the royal family and politicians, past and present.
Readers at the service included renowned broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough and British Prime Minister David Cameron.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!!!Erm… Prince Charles this your throne-waiting still dey faaarrrrr! Cos as I see this queen so, she no ready to go now.LOL.
So what do you guys think? Do you love the Neon Green outfit or Naaaahhh?! Send in your answers.
Source: www.cnn.com, www.telegraph.co.uk
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