How the Queen stole bride Meghan Markle's thunder

The Queen arrived at the grounds with Prince Philip and no one could take their eyes off her at the most awaited wedding of the year


                            How the Queen stole bride Meghan Markle's thunder

Queen Elizabeth has a way of standing out in the crowd and over time it has become clear that she doesn't believe in subtlety. At the most awaited wedding of the year, Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday. And even if you missed Meghan Markle, the bride, you couldn't miss Her Majesty The Queen. 

She arrived wearing this creation by Stewart Charles Reginald Parvin (Getty Images)
She arrived wearing this creation by Stewart Charles Reginald Parvin (Getty Images)

The Queen arrived at the grounds with Prince Philip and no one could take their eyes off her. Not just because she looked amazing, but because her fluorescent dress was so bright that it drew your eyes.

According to the royal statement, she was "wearing a delicately flared dress in lime, lemon, purple and grey printed silk. The coat is an edge-to-edge coat with a frogging fastening in lime silk tweed." Both the designs are by Stewart Charles Reginald Parvin MVO, a British fashion designer best known for his couture gowns.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19 (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19 (Getty Images)

The Queen who never arrives at an event without her trusty hat picked a contrasting purple one to go with the dress. The had was made by Angela Kelly "using the same lime silk tweed with sinamay adorned across the crown with handmade lace crystals and pearls made by Lucy Price." She accessorized with a "pearl drop" brooch created by Richmond Diamond Brooch. 

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19 (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19 (Getty Images)

While it is frowned upon to wear attention-grabbing clothes to a wedding, anything that would make one's eyes turn away from the bride, the Queen seemingly doesn't believe in the rule.

She is known to stand out at any gathering thanks to her bright outfits. She reportedly said in her biography, "I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am." In The Queen at 90, a documentary about Queen Elizabeth, the Countess of Wessex Sophie revealed why the Queen likes her uber bright shades. "She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen,'" she said.