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The Queen just did something with her outfit that we've never seen before - did you spot it?

A great look for Her Majesty

Laura Sutcliffe

The Queen caused stir on Thursday as she stepped out at the Anglo-Norse Society Centenary Reception at the Naval and Military Club.  We are loving the monarch's striking outfit - which consisted of a magenta top and skirt co-ord set which ensured she stood out from the crowd. As always, she accessorised to perfection with a matching hat in the same vibrant tone, a pair of horsebit black loafers and of course, her favourite Launer London bag. But did you notice the unique detail in her ensemble? The mother-of-four also sported a striking bow belt which was attached to her blazer - a unusual choice that she hasn't worn before. And doesn't it look fabulous? Bows are hugely on trend right now, having appeared on designs for Gucci and other high-end fashion houses, so HRH knows her stuff!

The Queen's jacket had a bow-tie at the waist

The Duchess of Sussex wore a similar design last week when she headed to the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance.The former actress - who is pregnant with her and Harry's first child - wore a black Stella McCartney coat for the poignant event which too came with a bow-tie detail at the waist. Well, they do say great minds think alike after all!

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The Queen met with King Harald V who undertook the visit alongside her - both she and King Harald V are joint patrons of the society.

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The Centenary Reception offered a unique opportunity to recognise members of the Anglo-Norse Society who have made a positive contribution to its community and culture over the past 100 years. The royals met members, scholars and supporters of the Society, before signing the Society’s Almanac as they left.

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