The Queen is said to have paid tribute to Prince Philip during her surprise appearance at the Platinum Jubilee finale.
Her Majesty wore a shade of the late Duke of Edinburgh’s favorite color as she looked out over the mall from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Sunday to tens of thousands of cheering fans. (05.06.22)
The 96-year-old wore neon green after donning the Edinburgh Green to Philip’s Life Thanksgiving service in March, which took place just over a year after his death at age 99 in April 2021.
Royal and fashion watchers say her choice of neon instead of the more somber Edinburgh green was in keeping with the festive mood of the Jubilee, but was still a tribute to her 73-year-old husband.
She wore a similar connotation in November 2021 when she gave a speech on the occasion of the Cop26 summit, which was also hailed as a tribute to Philip at the time.
On Sunday, the monarch appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace wearing a Stewart Parvin outfit, consisting of a bright green double crepe dress and a coat adorned with a bow brooch.
Complementing his hat Rachel Trevor-Morgan with a black pom-pom, pearl jewelry and white gloves.
Her choice of color was echoed by other members of the royal family: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 74, also wore green on Sunday as she attended a large anniversary dinner in south London.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 57, was spotted wearing a belted green jacket over white trousers as she joined thousands at a picnic outside Windsor Castle on the last of the Queen’s Jubilee’s four-day celebrations.
Philip’s death at the age of 99 in April 2021 occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and his funeral had to be shortened in accordance with government regulations.
The number of mourners was limited to 30, meaning that many of his extended family and officials were unable to attend.
Nearly a year later, the Queen surprised royal observers by not wearing the traditional black mourning dress customary at royal memorials to the event.
The monarch thanked the nation for commemorating her 70th year on the throne and said she was “humiliated and deeply moved” by the show of support.