The Queen Of England Just Sat FROW At London Fashion Week

BY Erica Gonzales / Feb 21 2018 / 13:28 PM

Her majesty was a surprise guest at Richard Quinn’s show

The Queen Of England Just Sat FROW At London Fashion Week

The last day of London Fashion Week included the biggest surprise for the five-day event—an appearance from the Queen. The 91-year-old monarch rarely attends the presentations, but that changed today when she sat front row at the Richard Quinn show, flanked between British Fashion Council Chief Executive Caroline Rush and Anna Wintour.

She was all smiles when she arrived to the venue, London's BFC Show Space, in a shimmery light blue skirt suit, black gloves, black purse and pearls.

And she watched attentively as models walked the runway.

Despite the Queen's classic, simple style, she saw some avant-garde looks hit the catwalk.

She also perused some hats and fascinators (perhaps to add to her own collection?) prior to taking a seat.

Her Majesty is attending London Fashion Week today to present the first-ever Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, which was created to recognize "the role the fashion industry plays in society & diplomacy," Buckingham Palace announced.

Each year, an up-and-coming designer will be honored for showing "talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and/or sustainable policies."

This year, London-born designer Richard Quinn took home the prize.

Via Harper's Bazaar US