Queen Elizabeth II couldn't let her grandson Prince Harry have all the fun with this week's media headlines. Her Majesty, 85, was all sorts of royal and red on Wednesday when she took her Diamond Jubilee to a service for the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
The service, held at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, was also attended by the Queen's husband, Prince Phillip, 90, along with 2,000 members of the OBE.
According to the UK Press Association, the service included prayers of thanks for the courage, idealism and diligence of the members of order. Queen Elizabeth, decked out in full regalia, had to use a door on the cathedral's south side instead of the famous West Door because of the bad weather.
She had this long dress and she was not dressed really for the gale force winds and torrential rain, a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman told the UKPA.
Queen Elizabeth II is marking 60 years of service on the throne this year.
I am writing to thank you for the wonderful support and encouragement that you have given to me and Prince Phillip over these years . . . In this special year, as I dedicate myself anew to your service, I hope that we will all be reminded of the power of togetherness and the convening strength of family, friendship and good neighborliness, examples of which I have been fortunate to see throughout my reign, the Queen wrote in a statement to her country in February.
Click through for photos of Queen Elizabeth II in her royal and red best for Wednesday's Order of the British Empire Service at St. Paul's Cathedral.