Belfast Telegraph

Continuing with the fresh summer look

By Frances Burscough

Day three of the royal tour and the Queen continued her fashion theme of refreshing and vibrant sorbet shades which has become her signature look over the summer months.

Yesterday's version which she wore in Coleraine was another three -suit designed personally for her by the former Palace Housekeeper Angela Kelly.

This included an aquamarine single-breasted crepe wool coat, featuring covered buttons, a sharp collar & rever and a cutaway hemline shaped to reveal a glimpse of the dress worn underneath. This was made from a shimmering printed silk in an aquamarine, mushroom and crème colour palette and a Chinese-style floral design.

The matching boater-style hat was fashioned from a combination of both fabrics including a woven sinamay crown decorated beautifully with a large organdie bow, feathers and crystal beads.

Once again, Her Majesty opted for her absolute favourite trio of accessories – handmade black calf leather court shoes by David Hyatt formerly of the Royal shoemakers Rayne.

The matching handbag was the same one as yesterday, namely the "Traviata" Kelly bag by Launer in polished calf leather with a brass clip. Gloves, as always, were the traditional white cotton summer-style by Dents which the Queen wears to almost every occasion.

The finishing touch, along with her trademark triple string pearl necklace, was a brooch of Bronte porceleine sculpted into a floral posy.

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