Queen Elizabeth II had to leave the hoodie at home today.
To honor the State Opening of Parliament, Her Majesty was decked out in the finest royal regalia. From a crown with 3,000 gems to her 18-foot robe, the Queen's look today seemed right out of an Oscar-winning movie.
She wore the white Angela Kelly dress from her Jubilee portrait, and made a crown switcheroo after taking the throne. The Queen was accompanied by Prince Philip in his Royal Navy Uniform, and unveiled 20 bills that the coalition hopes to pass into law in the next year.
The 87-year-old monarch was joined by her son Prince Charles for the first time in 17 years.
This move coincides with Queen Elizabeth II decision to cut back on her royal duties and pass them along to her son and heir to the throne, duties that include the biennial meeting of Commonwealth leaders in Sri Lanka this November, her first absence in four decades. Prince Charles will represent the monarchy instead.
At least this way, Her Majesty can spend some time relaxing and preparing for the arrival of her great grandchild.