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40 of the Most Colorful Outfits Ever Worn by the Royal Family

ELLE Logo By Charlotte Chilton of ELLE | Slide 2 of 41: The British monarch paired a purple coat with a matching hat during a visit to the HMS Ocean in Plymouth, England in 2015. According to her daughter-in-law, the Countess of Wessex, the Queen opts for bright outfits so the public can easily spot her in a crowd. "She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen,'" she revealed in The Queen at 90.

Queen Elizabeth, 2015

The British monarch paired a purple coat with a matching hat during a visit to the HMS Ocean in Plymouth, England in 2015. According to her daughter-in-law, the Countess of Wessex, the Queen opts for bright outfits so the public can easily spot her in a crowd. "She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen,'" she revealed in The Queen at 90.

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