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The iconic accessory the Queen is never without on rainy days

One always carries a Fulton...

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Leanne Bayley
Leanne BayleyDirector of Lifestyle & Commerce
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The Queen is known for her impeccable style, typically donning matching hats to her outfits, but it's not just her accessories that are colour coordinated - her umbrellas match, too.

A favourite of Her Majesty is the Fulton Birdcage umbrella. With its fashionable, transparent dome shape - one is never without when there's a slight chance of rain.

In fact, she has a Fulton umbrella to match every outfit - perfect for the UK's unpredictable weather. Take a look through the gallery to see the monarch's favourite drizzle-proof accessory and find out some interesting facts...

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Fulton umbrellas - a brand with a royal warrant - reported a whopping 400 per cent increase in website traffic in the first ten months of 2018, when compared with the same period in 2017. 

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Nigel Fulton, CEO of Fulton Umbrellas, previously told HELLO! that at the start of each season he is approached by the Queen's personal assistant and senior dresser Angela Kelly to design bespoke brollies for the Monarch.

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"The Queen's senior dresser usually sends us swatches of material or colour chips for us to match the coloured border on the birdcage umbrellas," said Nigel.

"We then produce samples for their approval and if no further changes are needed we make up the finished umbrellas."

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Her Majesty favours the transparent birdcage style, which ensures she is still visible during official appearances in the rain.

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The Queen Mother was also a fan of the colourful designs, and was the first royal to carry a Fulton umbrella.

MORE: Sophie Wessex explains the Queen's famous sense of style: 'She needs to stand out'

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The coloured border on the Queen's umbrellas are thinner than the regular birdcage umbrellas, so she is more visible to the public.

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No matter what colour she is wearing, Her Majesty has an umbrella to match.

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The designs have become so popular with the royal family that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also been spotted with them on the red carpet, and the Duchess of Cornwall is fond of them too.

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