In her 93 years of existence and 60 plus years of wearing the crown, the world has come to the conclusion that Queen Elizabeth of England is amazing in countless ways. Perhaps one of the many valid points to support this claim is her unwavering support of the LGBT community. In celebration of World Pride, let’s talk about the important things that prove Queen Elizabeth a true Pride Queen -- including one involving flowers!
Queen Elizabeth Hat with Pride Flowers
Subtle, stunning, and groundbreaking! In June 2018, Queen Elizabeth wore a vibrant pink ensemble when she appeared before her patrons and the press at Ladies Day held at the Royal Ascot. But more than her shocking pink frock, what caught the attention of everyone was the rainbow-colored roses that embellished her tilted hat. While there has been no official confirmation from Buckingham Palace, experts believe that it was, in fact, an ode to the LGBT community celebrating World Pride, which happens June each year.
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The Queen and members of The Royal Family leave St George's Chapel following the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston. . Her Majesty was pictured smiling and speaking to Prince Harry, who also shared a joke with The Duke of Edinburgh. This was Prince Philip's third public appearance with The Queen in less than a month. . For the special occasion, The Queen wore a pink coat and a lilac and pink silk dress by Stewart Parvin, with a matching hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan and The Queen Mother's Palm Leaf Brooch. . The wedding dress of Lady Gabriella, The Queen’s first cousin once removed, was a bespoke design by Luisa Beccaria made of lace, embroidered with flowers and embellishments. Its blush shade came from layers of tulle and organdie beneath the lace, which created the body of the gown. Gabriella wore a Russian Fringe style diamond tiara also worn by her grandmother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and her mother, Princess Michael of Kent, on their wedding days. . The wedding reception was held at Frogmore House. The bride and groom cut a cake made by Fiona Cairns, who also made The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's cake. . . . Royals in attendance: Prince Harry, Princess Anne (accompanied by her husband Sir Timothy Laurence), Prince Edward, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Beatrice (accompanied by her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi), Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson. The Middletons were also present. . . . 📸 Tim Rooke, Victoria Jones, Mark Cuthbert and Mark Stewart. . . . . . #royalfamily #royal #royalty #windsorcastle #princessdiana #buckinghampalace #meghanmarkle #kensingtonpalace #katemiddleton #royalwedding #britishroyalfamily #royals #britain #dukeofsussex #westminster #princecharles #britishroyals #britishmonarchy #godsavethequeen #windsor #unitedkingdom #princesscharlotte #princeharry #princewilliam #duchessofcambridge #thequeen #monarchy #princegeorge #westminsterabbey #queenelizabeth
A Promise to Protect LGBT Community
Despite her throne’s calling to remain neutral on different political issues, Queen Elizabeth was lauded by many when she used her powerful position in society to speak against discrimination and marginalization of the LGBT people in her moving speech before the British Parliament in 2017.
"My government will make further progress to tackle the gender pay gap and discrimination against people on the basis of their race, faith, gender, disability, or sexual orientation," Her Majesty declared.
But as they say, you can’t please everybody. While many applauded the Queen’s influential statement, there are also some who believed it was lacking in conviction, citing the royal’s obvious non mention of specific issues, such as discrimination and abuse against gender identity.
Royal Assent for Same-Sex Marriage in the UK
In 2013, Queen Elizabeth made history when she gave the royal stamp of approval to same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom, particularly in England and Wales. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill gives gay couples the right to have a official wedding ceremonies both, whether civil or religious. Despite being a formality rather than a necessity, the Queen’s consent still shows a positive testament about her stand on this subject.
The First Member of the Royal Family to Come Out
Could there be a reason why the rather conservative British monarch hints support to the LGBTQ+ community? Perhaps the recent coming out of Lord Ivar Mountbatten, Queen Elizabeth’s third cousin once removed, in 2018 could offer some answers. He married his long-time partner, airline cabin services director, James Coyle, at a private ceremony the same year surrounded by their closest family and friends.
Celebrate Pride Month with Flowers
A gift of orchids or flower bouquets are hands down one of the most heartwarming ways to send comfort, affection, and best wishes to your friends, family, or even yourself to celebrate life’s special moments. Pride Month is no exception.
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