Britain's Queen Elizabeth at the State Opening of Parliament
Britain's Queen Elizabeth accepts the Queen's Speech from the Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove, during the State Opening of Parliament, at the Palace of Westminster in London, Britain May 18, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/ALASTAIR GRANT/POOL

Queen Elizabeth II was dressed in complete regalia and was resplendent in all-white outfit, and diamond and pearls at the state opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday morning. The 90-year-old royal dazzled in an elaborate cream gown and Robe of the State. She was accompanied by her husband Prince Philip into the House of Lords.

The royal couple shared a sweet moment inside the House when the 94-year-old Duke of Edinburgh held the hand of his wife and helped her up the steps to her throne. Elizabeth paired her white Angela Kelly dress with white gloves, silver pumps and carried a small matching handbag. Her silver evening shoes are by her favorite brand Anello & Davide, which she wore at an engagement last year.

The nonagenarian accessorized with a huge diamond necklace, pearl drop earrings, both belonging to Queen Victoria. In keeping with tradition she wore the Robe of State and the glittering Imperial State Crown. The British monarch started the day with the George IV State Diadem, set with 1,333 diamonds, to travel from Buckingham Palace to the House of Lords and latter donned the Imperial State Crown.

The queen wore her glasses and a slick of red lipstick. Her husband looked handsome in his naval uniform. This was her 63rd State Opening of Parliament. She, along with her husband, arrived from Buckingham Palace to the Sovereign’s Entrance in the majestic Diamond Jubilee State Coach.

For the first time in 63 years, Elizabeth opted to take the lift with her husband, and avoided the 26 steps. According to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson, the “modest adjustment” had been made for “the Queen’s comfort.” Though she is showing no signs of slowing down, her knees have borne the brunt of carrying out a host of engagements each year. Elizabeth has undergone two surgeries to remove cartilage from her knees.

Last year alone, the queen carried out more engagements than Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry put together. Meanwhile, the queen traditionally wears the Imperial State Crown, which is driven from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament in a separate carriage. It features gemstones including the Second Star of Africa Diamond, the Black Prince’s Ruby, the Stuart Sapphire, St Edward’s Sapphire and Queen Elizabeth’s Pearls. It was originally made for Queen Victoria’s coronation in 1838.