In spite of the torrential rains, Queen Elizabeth II looked bright in a pink coat and matching hat at the Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday. All the guests at the annual affair huddled under umbrellas in the rain. Around 8,000 guests had gathered in the 40-acre palace garden for the party.
The queen and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by Prince Andrew and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex at the first garden party of the year. Even heavy rains could not dampen the spirit of the nonagenarian royal who looked radiant in a pink Stewart Pravin outfit. Elizabeth, who celebrated her 90th birthday on April 21, kicked off the Buckingham Palace garden party season.
The queen wore a white floral patterned dress which she paired with a bright pink coat. The coat featured a high neck and long sleeves. Elizabeth wore a matching pink asymmetrical straw hat with pink floral accents. She also wore a slick of pink lipstick.
The stylish royal accessorized with three-string pearl necklace, matching earrings and a diamond brooch. The queen carried a clear umbrella with pink border to protect herself from the downpour. She wore white gloves, carried her trusted small black leather handbag and opted for a pair of black shoes.
Her 94-year-old husband was by her side and looked handsome in a black suit paired with a crisp white shirt. Philip wore a black and white patterned tie and opted for white pocket square and black shoes to complete his look. He also carried a black umbrella as he was pictured talking to guests at the party.
_ Umbrellas out for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh as they chat with guests at today's Garden Party pic.twitter.com/MZsbpHYb5P
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 10, 2016
Sophie, meanwhile, looked stunning in a white and black striped dress. The 51-year-old accessorized with a matching fascinator and wore small drop earrings. Her blonde hair was pulled back and tied into a bun and she carried an oversize black clutch bag and a navy umbrella.
Meanwhile, the queen’s cousin Princess Alexandra looked resplendent in a bright blue coat and matching hat. The monarch sympathized with Canadian guests as people from their country were forced to flee from wildfires that ravaged huge swathes of land around the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta. Elizabeth also spoke to Metropolitan Police Commander Lucy D'Orsi, who was in charge of policing for Chinese President Xi Jinping's State visit last October.