Queen Elizabeth II
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Queen Elizabeth‘s latest sartorial selection resembles a familiar color palette of the late Princess Diana.

– While receiving a Service Medal of the Order of St. John, the queen donned a colour blocked magenta-and-purple shift dress with a layered pearl necklace and black leather block heels.

– The late Princess Diana wore similar outfits during a tour of Hong Kong and a visit to Kuwait in 1989.


  • The royal family is embracing bold colour palettes this spring.

    A new photo shared by the royal family’s official Instagram account showcased Queen Elizabeth II donning a vibrantly hued, colour-blocked dress during an audience with Professor Mark Compton, Lord Prior of the Order of St. John. She was receiving the Order of St. John’s first Service Medal in Gold.

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For the special meeting, the queen wore a magenta-and-purple shift dress with a pearl necklace, diamond brooch, and leather block heels. The outfit’s bright hues resembled a familiar and favorite color palette of the late Princess Diana. The Princess of Wales wore strikingly similar ensembles while visiting Kuwait in 1989 and again later that year while touring Hong Kong.

Princess Diana
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Princess Diana
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In addition to the queen and the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Sussex also sported similar shades of red and purple while visiting Birkenhead with Prince Harry in 2019.

Meghan Markle
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Queen Elizabeth isn’t alone in donning bold and bright numbers this season. Duchess Kate wore her fair share of jewel tones while touring Ireland and hosting a gala at Buckingham Palace, and Duchess Meghan also recently stepped out in stunning redgreen, and blue ensembles.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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