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Queen's 'powerful' statement on eve of Jubilee causes royal fan frenzy

On Saturday, the Queen, 95, wore a pastel blue dress to celebrations on the eve of the day which marks the start of her Platinum Jubilee. Google se

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On Saturday, the Queen, 95, wore a pastel blue dress to celebrations on the eve of the day which marks the start of her Platinum Jubilee. Google searches for her look skyrocketed to 24 times the average volume in one day as many royal fans scrambled to emulate the monarch’s look.

On February 5, the eve of her accession day, the monarch wore a pastel blue dress and a Cartier diamond brooch as she hosted a reception at Sandringham.

Held in the ballroom of Sandringham House, the Queen’s reception was for members of the local community and volunteers.

Among guests were members of local charities West Norfolk Befriending and Little Discoverers.

She was also joined by fellow members of the Sandringham Women’s Institute, of which she has been part for decades.

For the occasion, Her Majesty donned a light blue gown dress that had a loose fit and long sleeves.

Designed by Angela Wedgewood and cut just below the knee, the dress was crafted of pale blue crepe and white brocade, with a stunning floral design across the knees.

On the same day, there was an unprecedented spike in people Googling pastel blue dresses, as many royal watchers were keen to replicate the Queen’s style.

Searches for “pastel blue dress” exploded by 2300 percent, according to a new finding by creative resource Design Bundles.

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The sovereign paired her dress with her favourite pearl earrings, a black handbag and a Cartier diamond brooch – once believed to have been part of the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara, which she was gifted for her wedding.

The research also reveals searches for “diamond brooch” skyrocketed 733 percent on February 6, one day after the Queen was photographed wearing hers at the event.

The monarch also donned a three-strand pearl necklace which is often part of her outfits.

The piece is a sweet nod to her father King George VI, ahead of the anniversary of his death, as the timeless jewel was a gift from him.

Throughout the event, she also used a light walking stick, which she gripped to move around the ballroom.

Her Majesty cut into a beautiful white and purple cake decorated with the insignia of the upcoming Platinum Jubilee.

After being shown the cake, which was facing the photographers to better show to the public the design, the monarch quipped: “I don’t mind, I don’t matter!”

She added: “Well, I think I can probably read it upside down too.”

After picking up the knife, she joked about cutting the slices and said: “I think I’ll just put a knife in it… somebody else can do the rest of it!”

The Queen appeared in good health and was described to be on “sparkling form” as she smiled throughout the tea party while chatting with her guests.



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