Today, the Queen stepped out in an all-purple ensemble to attend a Thanksgiving service that also marked 60 years of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Her particular shade of purple (shall we call it Cadbury?) packed a punch when set against Westminster Abbey’s grey stonework, but also stood next to the Dean of Westminster in his contrasting golden cloak. But, of course, she knew it would. The Queen has 63 years of experience in using colour to stand out.
In a book released four years ago Kelly revealed that she sketches at least four different designs for a particular piece of fabric and that a fan is used to test how material will move in the breeze before the final creation is decided upon.