Queen Elizabeth II didn’t buy new clothes for Toronto state dinner

Queen Elizabeth II didn’t buy new clothes for Toronto state dinner

Note the jewel-encrusted maple leaves (Image: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images) 

We’d expect that the Queen of England wouldn’t be caught dead wearing the same thing twice, but during her visit to Canada, Her Majesty sported several pre-loved outfits. For a state dinner with Stephen Harper last night at the Royal York, QEII wore a white tulle and Swarovski crystal gown that had been slightly altered since she wore it to an event in Trinidad and Tobago last autumn.

The original design featured the country’s national birds—the scarlet ibis and the cocrico—which were removed and replaced with crystal maple leaves for the Toronto gala. For a dinner in Halifax last week, Lizzy showed off an outfit she wore at a garden party the previous week, and even prior to that. Obviously, the Queen has yet to see Clueless.

Queen wears ‘recycled’ dress to banquet in Toronto [Telegraph]
The Queen’s hats: classic, yet fashion-forward [Globe and Mail]