The Queen has been spotted with a new look. In photos shared on Wednesday by the official Instagram page of the royal family, the British monarch is seen sporting a shorter hair-do as she greets the Governor of New South Wales, Margaret Beazley, at Windsor Castle, England.
It is a subtle change from the longer, looser curls many associate Queen Elizabeth II with, but it was still detected by the public who were quick to comment on the post. “The Queen looks wonderful! Her new summer hairdo looks perfect,” one user wrote. “Love your new hairstyle, your Majesty,” posted another. “I love the Queen’s new hairstyle !!!”
Queen Elizabeth II and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Windsor Castle, on June 21, 2022 in Windsor, England. Credit: WPA Pool / Getty
The Queen first debuted her new hair at an engagement with the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier in the week, though the change is more noticeable in the photo of her meeting with Beazley. She wore two very summery, floral frocks for each occasion: One pink and white rose patterned dress and another bright yellow ensemble with blue cornflowers.
Decoding Queen Elizabeth II’s colorful style
On-lookers have long enjoyed deciphering the Queen’s image – from reading into her choice of brooch to dissecting her sartorial color palette, her styling seldom goes unnoticed. But everything is deliberate, according to royal fashion adviser Angela Kelly. “Our role as her dressers is to ensure that Her Majesty is appropriately attached for each occasion,” Kelly wrote in her 2019 monarch-approved memoir, “The Other Side of the Coin.”
Top image: Queen Elizabeth II with the Governor of New South Wales at Windsor Castle on June 22, 2022.