She’s the queen of the United Kingdom and the queen of the color wheel!
There’s nothing basic about Queen Elizabeth II—not her family, not her lifestyle, and most certainly not her outfits! Her vividly hued monochrome attires are her signature.
But the real reason for her colored numbers is actually very little related to fashion itself—that’s what we have Kate Middleton and Princess Diana for!
According to her daughter-in-law Sophie, the Queen wants to make sure members of the public can catch sight of her through the crowds. “She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen’”, Sophie said.
And she’s definitely lived up to that motto.
From fuchsia to lemon to royal blue—of course—we’ve seen hear wear basically every single color of the rainbow over the past six decades. Click through our photo gallery about for a look back at Your Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II 15 best and brightest looks!