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Her Majesty was on hand to present an award for excellence in fashion design.

Aric Jenkins
February 20, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II took some time off ruling the United Kingdom to attend London Fashion Week alongside Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Her Majesty, making her first-ever appearance Tuesday at the world-renowned clothing showcase, watched a show by up-and-coming designer Richard Quinn before presenting him with the inaugural Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

“The Award, initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy, will be awarded annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and/or sustainable policies,” a tweet from The Royal Family’s Twitter account read.

A number of designers and fashion executives at the event paid tribute to the Queen herself, who was dressed in a powder blue Angela Kelly suit.

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"Your Majesty, I know that you do not wish to be known as a fashion icon, but for all of us in this room, who have the utmost respect for you, and also for the hard work, diligence, cultural impact of our industry, we know that you undoubtedly are,” said Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, according to the Telegraph.

The previous day, the Queen invited a number of designers and trade workers to Buckingham Palace for an event honoring achievements in fashion throughout The Commonwealth of Nations, which Kate Middleton also attended.

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