Queen Elizabeth: The surprising colour she NEVER wore!

Her Majesty had a reason behind everything she did
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was known to sport the brightest of colours when she attended public events, however there is one colour the monarch never wore.

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Royal biographer Robert Hardman reportedly said: “My favourite remark she ever said was: ‘I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am.’”

According to the British author, the Queen wore neutral colours when she was relaxing at home but not at public events that required a smarter dress code. 

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One of the Queen’s most memorable outfits was her lime green suit that she wore as she travelled to Cheshire with Meghan Markle. (Credit: Getty)

Perhaps one of her most memorable outfits was her lime green suit that she wore as she travelled to Cheshire with Meghan Markle.

The highly-publicised occasion marked her first royal trip with the Duchess of Sussex following her marriage to Prince Harry.

Along with lime green, Her Majesty often donned hot pink, magenta and canary yellow hues, along with various shades of orange. 

In 2018, the Queen teamed a toffee-coloured coat and hat with a darker shade of lipstick when she attended a religious service at Crathie Church.

As well as a string of pearls, the Queen wore a gold brooch on her ensemble – which was caught on camera as she was driven to the church by car.

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The Queen wore orange on March 20 to visit the Royal Academy of the Arts. (Credit: Getty)

While it’s not an everyday colour choice for Her Majesty, the Queen has been spotted in orange before – albeit normally of a lighter shade.

On another occasion that same year she was seen in a blood-orange hue on March 20 when she visited the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Prior to that, in October 2015, The Queen again wore a lighter shade of orange to the QIPCO British Champions Day racing meet at Ascot Racecourse.

Historic photos of the Queen also show she opted for orange when she visited India and went without shoes in 1997.

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The Queen wore socks with her orange ensemble in India in 1997. (Credit: Getty)

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