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It was never her place to display the latest on trend look. For Queen Elizabeth II her duty was to dress to the occasion, and the continent (note her royal blue turban worn in Saudi Arabia in the 70s).
Over the years, Her Majesty's style has been largely aided by two designers, Norman Hartnell, who made her wedding gown, and Hardy Almies, who has overseen her daytime wardrobe.
Demure in her approach to cut and length, Queen Elizabeth has had fun with block colours and detailing, most notably her hats in the 60s, her brush with frills in the 80s and her penchant for pink.
Here we take a look through the Queen's style, spanning from the 1930s to present day.
Cinched waists and heavy shouldered blazers reigned in the 40s. The shoe of the decade for Elizabeth was clearly the peep toe heel with ankle strap. Married in 1947, her wedding gown was made of satin by designer Norman Hartnell and she reportedly oversaw the attire of her husband-to-be, Prince Phillip.
Image 1 of 6: Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip enjoyed the rousing fun of a Canadian square dance during their second night in Ottawa, 1951. Photo / Getty Images