On the 21st April 2016, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday. To mark this milestone event, we take a look back at 90 years of enduring royal style from our nation’s longest reigning monarch, charting everything from tweeds and tiaras to headscarves and handbags.

At age 25, a young princess Elizabeth was on a state visit to Kenya when she heard the news her father, King George VI, had died. The princess returned to the United Kingdom to accede the throne and over the past 65 years has become one of the most recognisable heads of state in the world.

The wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth has been one of the most influential ways for her to establish a relationship between a monarch and a nation. Navigating the tricky royal dress code, which includes everything from days at the horse races and royal tours around the world to walkabouts with the public and ceremonial events, we delve into the fascinating world of regal fashion and find out what it takes to put together a timeless wardrobe fit for our Queen.

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