Queen Elizabeth II: Royal faced disaster at Commonwealth Games due to late arrival of hat

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Queen Elizabeth II has been the reigning monarch for 66 years and always looks stylish when stepping out for official events. When it comes to dressing as a royal, there are some fashion rules which need to be followed and the Queen has always been a great example of these. However, an insider opened up to reveal why the Queen suffered a huge royal fashion faux pas while at the Commonwealth Games in 1998.

Since being crowned, the Queen will often attend official events in her important royal role.

Over the years, she has sported a number of stylish and smart looks and is known for always picking the best hats.

However, an insider has opened up to reveal the times which didn’t go as smoothly.

Angela Kelly has opened up about her 25 years dressing the Queen in the book, The Other Side of the Coin: the Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe.

READ MORE: The Queen’s style clues decoded – all her Majesty’s secret signals revealed

The stylist has discussed the secrets of the Queen’s style and revealed some remarkable stories about her time serving at Buckingham Palace.

Angela opened up about the 1998 Commonwealth Games and how the Queen made a huge fashion error on purpose.

Queen Elizabeth II attended the games which took place in Kuala Lumpur, however her hat arrived late.

When seeing the hat, Angela realised the coral hat was not suitable and did not match the Queen’s ensemble.


The design had a shell brim and oversized flower feeling which Angela believed did not complement the outfit.

The Queen was not convinced however she was persuaded to wear the item the wrong way around.

Speaking to Hello magazine, Angela said: “The Queen couldn’t believe that this would work. I told her that, if she did not believe me, she should consult the Duke of Edinburgh, as he always tells her the truth.

“At this point, I left the room feeling somewhat terrified, as you can imagine. Before long, Her Majesty called me back.

“She had consulted His Royal Highness and, after an amusing conversation, in which I imagine The Duke didn’t hold back, the Queen had decided to wear the hat the wrong way around, as I had suggested.”

Although the Queen was unsure, Angela explained she consulted with Prince Philip who approved the look.

The stylist has spoken out to share some of the tips and tricks she has shared with the Queen after 25 years of working with her.

Recently, stunning photos have shown Princess Charlotte is the double of the Queen. 

Snaps of the Queen and Prince Charles when they were children show a striking resemblance to young royals, Princess Charlotte and Prince George.

The monarch is almost unrecognisable in the snaps from her childhood and she seems to show some similarities to Princess Charlotte.

Prince Charles and Prince George show their family resemblance with remarkably similar style choices.

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