Queen Elizabeth II looked radiant in a pink outfit as she visited Berkhamsted School on Friday. The 90-year-old British monarch attended the 475th anniversary of the historic independent school, which houses students from the age of three to 18 years. The school was decorated with Union Jack buntings.
The royal, who celebrated her 90th birthday on April 21, is known for her pastel-colored and colorful outfits. This time around, she wore a pink and white patterned dress, which she paired with a pink long coat. The coat featured a white border and long sleeves.
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Elizabeth teamed up her outfit with a pink and white straw hat. She accessorized with a three-string pearl necklace and a matching pair of earrings. She also wore a diamond brooch with a matching pink stone.
The queen opted for white gloves, wore her favorite pair of black shoes and carried a small black handbag. She matched the sunny weather in her bright ensemble and wore a slick of pink lipstick. As she entered the lawn area of the school grounds, Elizabeth patrolled a line of young cadets from the school’s Combined Cadet Force.
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The queen visited the school in her capacity as its patron. She touched down in her helicopter and was also treated to an excerpt of “The Lion King,” which was performed by the schoolchildren. She had lunch with the town and borough council and members of the school community. Before leaving, Elizabeth unveiled a plaque commemorating the school’s anniversary.
It was the first time a reigning monarch has ever visited the school, said head teacher Richard Backhouse, speaking to Hello. The event took the school authorities and children eight months of planning. Besides, members of the cadet force had reportedly rehearsed the entire morning ahead of the queen’s arrival. As part of her visit to the town, Elizabeth also visited the Church of St. Peter.