Queen Elizabeth Is Breaking The Royal Dress Code For The First Time In 43 Years

Theresa May is to blame for this act of rebellion

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Having sat through 13 Prime Ministers (not including ones from the commonwealth), it looks like the Queen is getting a bit bored of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the reopening of Parliament.

Yep, turns out Queenie is as vote-fatigued as the rest of us.

Since Theresa May called the snap election (who's excited to vote!...anyone? No?), it's all gone a bit skew whiff.

After assertion after assertion by Theresa May, everyone was looking forward to some voting time off, and when we heard the news we all felt like Brenda.

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And it looks like Queen Liz feels the same way too. According to the Telegraph, the snap election has thrown her entire summer schedule off.

Doesn't Theresa know she has garden parties to attend?! Jeez, those gloves won't wave themselves.

On June 19th the Order of the Garter service has been cancelled (for the first time since 1984) in the place of the State Opening of Parliament.

Only 11 days after the election, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will head to the Chamber of the House of Lords in a town car opposed to a carriage.

He will be donned in a morning coat, instead of the traditional naval uniform, whilst she will eschew her crown and Robes of State for day dress and a hat.

The last time they were so casual (car instead of carriage?! pah!) was in 1974 when Harold Wilson was elected a second time after a snap election.

There was rumour that the dampening-down of the ceremony was due to Lizzie being to old to wear the heavy crown, but Buckingham palace insisted it was due to the calendar switch-up saying,

'To allow Her Majesty to attend in support of the parliamentary and constitutional process, The Queen's programme of engagements has been revised.

'As a result, the annual service for the Order of the Garter, which had been due to take place on 19th June, has been cancelled. Knights of the Garter and others due to attend have been informed.

'Additionally, owing to the revised calendar, the State Opening of Parliament will take place with reduced ceremonial elements.'

To be fair, we are really into her snazzy two-pieces, so no complaints from us.

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