Queen Elizabeth sports eye-catching lavender outfit to honor Scotland

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Her Majesty loves a regal purple moment.

Queen Elizabeth is visiting Scotland for her annual Holyrood Week, during which she honors Scottish culture — and she brought out a gorgeous new outfit to celebrate the occasion.

Smiling widely as she watched the Act of Loyalty military parade at Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse yesterday, the 96 year old paid tribute to the nation as she debuted a lilac coat with sparkling maroon buttons and a symbolic brooch.

Decked out in the color of the Scottish heather plant — a famous symbol of the country — Her Majesty added a stunning diamond brooch featuring the national flower, an amethyst thistle, at the top, surrounded by diamond leaves along with emerald accents.

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Her Majesty has often worn this gorgeous brooch on her visits to Scotland.
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Her outfit — designed by the monarch’s personal stylist and advisor, Angela Kelly — featured a wrap front, closing with a row of faceted buttons along the left chest.

Covering up her recent short haircut with a coordinating lavender hat, the monarch made a departure from her usual wide-brimmed, floral-topped millinery styles.

The sleek new topper was fashioned with intersecting pieces of fabric decorated with the same buttons as her coat and a turned-up brim.

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The monarch carried her favorite Launer handbag along with a walking stick at yesterday’s event.
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In terms of accessories, Her Majesty went with the tried-and-true, wearing her usual pearl earrings with diamond chips, three-strand pearl necklace, gray gloves, black buckled shoes and trusty black Launer handbag ($2,830).

The Queen — who has faced episodic mobility issues in recent days — used a walking stick for extra support as she chatted with members of the military.

She was then presented with the keys to Edinburgh Castle for the very first time during a ceremony called “The King’s Jaunt,” held to honor the Platinum Jubilee and the 200th anniversary of King George IV’s visit to Scotland in 1822.

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The Queen will attend a series of events this week as she stays at her official residence in Edinburgh, the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Royal fans were thrilled to see “The Q-Dawg looking well” yesterday, commenting on the royal family’s tweet with compliments about her lovely new look.

One follower tweeted “Love the lilac and the Scottish broach [sic] – Hope you enjoy your holiday in Balmoral Estate in the beautiful highlands.”

“Our majesty is looking absolutely radiant. Isn’t she lovely,” another fan added with a heart-eye emoji, adding, “I love the colour on her.”

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The Queen looked in excellent spirits as she met members of the military.
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Another royal watcher threw in a helpful suggestion. “I love that color on her, however, can we get the Queen some @nike’s preferably, slides, poor mum, let her wear some comfy shoes, she’s earned it!!


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