The Queen marks the first day of spring in super-bright orange outfit

The Queen of fashion!

Laura Sutcliffe

The Queen looked totally ready for spring as she stepped out on Tuesday morning – visiting the Royal Academy of Arts to open the new Burlington Wing. The special occasion marked the completion of a major redevelopment of the site in the Academy's 250th anniversary year. Her majesty has always been the Queen of style and wowed fashion fans everywhere with her choice of attire – a bright orange dress coat with matching hat. Her look is very fitting – 20 March marks the official first day of spring and it appeared that the monarch made a reference to the new season with her bright and colourful outfit.

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The Queen dazzled the crowd in striking orange outfit

The Queen has certainly been making waves in the fashion world during 2018 – she graced the 'FROW' during London Fashion Week at Richard Quinn's SS18 show and even sat next to US Vogue editor Anna Wintour. The 91-year-old monarch made her debut appearance at the event where she presented Richard with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

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She dressed splendidly for the occasion – turning heads in a duck egg blue tweed dress and jacket by Angela Kelly, which were adorned with tiny Swarovski crystals. Anna, meanwhile, kept on her trademark sunglasses during the show, and wore a floral print dress. Only last week the Queen had the Midas touch when she carried a chic gold handbag to celebrate the diamond jubilee of Aga Khan – hosting a private dinner at Windsor Castle to mark the occasion.

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She teamed her statement bag with co-ordinating gold shoes and a beautiful bold pink ball gown which was designed with golden floral motifs and voluminous puff shoulders. Also at the high-profile event the Duchess of Cornwall, who chose a black gown made from sumptuous velvet. Princess Anne was also in attendance, and opted for an eye-catching emerald green ensemble with gold specked sleeves.

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