January 24, 2021

Queen’s Speech 2017: People Think The Queen’s Outfit Was Giving Us A Message About The EU

The Queen is expected to remain apolitical at all times – and has been an absolute pro at this throughout her 64-year reign.

But while delivering her annual speech on Wednesday, some suggested that she might in fact have been making a statement about the European Union.

A number of people on social media pointed out that her outfit, a cornflower blue, with matching blue hat featuring flowers with yellow centres, actually bore some resemblance to the EU flag…

Is…is the queen wearing an EU flag? #QueensSpeech pic.twitter.com/0KbFvcISpN

— Jim Atkins (@JimityJim) June 21, 2017

You have to hand it to The Queen, turning up at the State Opening dressed as the EU flag is a masterstroke pic.twitter.com/apbaXCB7V5

— Richard Morris (@richardmorrisuk) June 21, 2017

Great to see HM Queen wearing an #EU hat today. #QueensSpeech pic.twitter.com/Jd8O6dkH9k

— Graham Bett (@GrahamBett) June 21, 2017

Loving the Queen’s EU bonnet….

— Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) June 21, 2017

Is the #Queen dressed as the European flag or what? pic.twitter.com/yyH6te59gr

— Paco Anselmi (@PacoHansel84) June 21, 2017

Queen’s hat – inspired by the EU flag? #QueensSpeech pic.twitter.com/unD9bE4k2C

— Dr Paul Coxon (@paulcoxon) June 21, 2017

the queen has turned up to do her speech announcing brexit wearing a hat that looks like
EU flag #badgirl pic.twitter.com/WYlsMSABui

— Jack Rooke Pro 15″ (@jackrooke) June 21, 2017

Queen sporting #EU hat. #QueenSpeech #StateOpening pic.twitter.com/2YwIllTI29

— Gary Rae Needs a Job (@gary_rae) June 21, 2017

Love that the Queen is dressed as an EU flag. Please let that have been a deliberate two-finger salute to May #QueensSpeech pic.twitter.com/D2fnMdyNib

— Mrs C (@mummalarky) June 21, 2017

Even Guy Verhofstadt, former president of the European Commission, noted her garb:

Clearly the EU still inspires some in the UK #QueensSpeech pic.twitter.com/vqTWnxKk1V

— Guy Verhofstadt (@GuyVerhofstadt) June 21, 2017

Maybe it was a secret signal, maybe Her Majesty is just a total fashionista – alas we’ll probably never know.

The monarch did a swift outfit change following the engagement at Parliament.

She appeared at the second day of Ascot in a banana yellow ensemble, suggesting her earlier outfit was chosen specifically for the occasion.

There was been some speculation over the Queen’s views on Brexit after a row exploded in March when The Sun published a story claiming claiming the Queen “backs” Britain leaving the EU.

Buckingham Palace denied the story and complained to Ipso.

The press watchdog went on to rule that it was inaccurate and “significantly misleading”.

The Rupert Murdoch-owned paper had quoted a “senior source” as saying that people who heard their conversation “were left in no doubt at all about the Queen’s views on European integration”.

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