Take a Peek at the Gowns the Palace Is Displaying in Honor of the Queen's 90th
The Queen broke out this pale-blue full-skirted gown from Sir Norman Hartnell in 1962 for a formal night in Edinburgh, Scotland, during a state visit from King Olav of Norway. It's one of the 150 dresses that will be put on display at her Scottish royal residence from April 21 through Oct. 26 in honor of her milestone 90th birthday.
However stunning this look is is, what really catches our eye in this photo of its debut is Prince Philip's patterned socks and kilt pairing.
A classic look for the Queen in her later years – the dress coat and hat – is seen here in a white jacquard and coordinating pink.
She donned this set, with a hat by milliner Philip Somerville, to a garden party in 2009.
Silk and covered in beads and sequins, this John Anderson dress was worn by the Queen in 1997 for a reception for the Commonwealth Heads of Government.
This conservative black taffeta, silk and velvet dress and jacket ensemble from Ian Thomas was Her Majesty's choice for when she met His Holiness, Pope John Paul II.
From Sir Norman Hartnell, this elegant yellow-green evening gown is embellished from top to bottom. The Queen wore it in the early years of her reign, in 1957, while in the United States as a guest of President Eisenhower. In addition to the showcase at Scotland's Holyroodhouse, more styles from Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style From The Queen's Wardrobe can be seen at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.