Queen Elizabeth II Regalia Facts

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Sweeping velvet hooded cloak lined with taffeta? Check. Ostrich-feather bonnet? Check. Multicolored sashes pinned just so with jeweled stars, crosses, and historical figures? Check. Check. Check! As well as the crowns and tiaras, we’re used to seeing Queen Elizabeth II in some pretty fancy old-school attire on various occasions throughout the year, but why does she wear it, and what does it mean? We’re taking a look at some of the key items.