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Here, we chart the British monarch’s lifelong love of floral prints, no matter the occasion.

Apr 6, 2019

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Queen Elizabeth’s love of florals, like her affection for corgis and her go-to handbag, has been well-documented. From formal floral gowns at tiara-worthy occasions to festive printed outfits at more casual affairs, the Queen never turns down an opportunity to add a few flowers to her look.

Here, we’ve rounded up the most stylish examples of Queen Elizabeth’s lifelong love of florals to serve as your outfit inspiration this spring and beyond.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with their daughter Princess Anne after her christening ceremon

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October 1950

The Queen’s love of floral predates her reign; back in 1950, Elizabeth chose a floral dress for the christening of her only daughter, Princess Anne.

Royalty - Queen Elizabeth II State Visit to Norway - Oslo

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June 1955

Queen Elizabeth posed for a photo with King Haakon of Norway during a trip to Oslo wearing a floral gown.

Queen In Nigeria

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February 1956

The Queen wore a blue dress with subtle flower detailing while on a royal visit to Nigeria.

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July 24, 1956

The Queen chose a floral dress and jacket combination for a horse show in Roehampton.

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July 1, 1957

Elizabeth attended a royal engagement in London wearing a floral printed dress with white gloves and a matching purse and heels.

Inauguration De Flamsteed House Restauree

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July 6, 1960

The Queen looked through a telescope while wearing a floral-filled ensemble. Her hat perfectly matched her jacket and dress in a festive print.

Queen Elizabeth Ii Visiting Malta

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November 1967

The Queen chose to wear a floral coat and matching flower-adorned hat during a royal visit to Malta.

Queen Elizabeth II with Corgi

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February 4, 1970

The Queen, wearing a blue floral dress with pearls and a brooch, posed for a photo with one of her beloved Corgis at Sandringham House.

Queen In Mexico

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February 1975

Elizabeth wore a dress with pink and red flower detailing, along with white gloves and a matching handbag during a state visit to Mexico.

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July 17, 1976

The British monarch chose a green and white floral printed dress for a photo shoot featuring her entire family, including Prince Philip, Princess Anne (also wearing a floral dress), Anne’s first husband Mark Phillips, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew, and Prince Charles.

Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee Visit to New Zealand

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March 1977

The Queen opted for a colorful green and white printed floral dress with a matching hat while on a royal tour in New Zealand.

Queen In Bahrain

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February 1, 1979

Queen Elizabeth paired a yellow and pink floral formal down with a stunning tiara while on a royal visit to Bahrain.

Queen In Bahrain

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February 1, 1979

While on a tour of Bahrain, the Queen wore a green and white floral printed dress with a matching white hat and purse.

Queen And Yeomen

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January 1980

For an event with members of the royal bodyguard, the Queen chose a blue floral dress and matching hat.

Queen Mother Family

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August 4, 1980

The Queen and Queen Mother both wore bold prints to a birthday celebration in the Queen Mother’s honor in London.

Queen Elizabeth II looks through her handbag during a banque

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January 1981

At a formal banquet in Kenya, the Queen accessorized a bold dress with a stunning tiara, diamond earrings, and a necklace.

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October 26, 1982

The Queen paired a white and green flower-printed dress with a bone necklace while on a royal visit to the Pacific Islands in 1982.

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October 27, 1982

The Queen snapped a photo while on a royal visit to Tuvalu in 1982. The monarch chose a pink, blue, and green floral dress for the occasion, and paired it with a matching hat featuring the same exact pattern.

Queen Philip Tuvalu

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October 26, 1982

The Queen donned a floral dress to match her flower-filled hair accessory while with Prince Philip in Tuvalu.

The Queen In Papua New Guinea

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October 13, 1982

A very smiley Queen Elizabeth paired this pale green and blue floral dress with elegant white gloves in Papua New Guinea. The monarch also wore a coordinating pale aqua hat.

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February 28, 1983

The Queen wore a white dress with floral detailing to an event with Nancy Reagan during the monarch’s royal tour of the United States.

Queen India Banquet

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November 18, 1983

The Queen donned an elegant blue floral gown with a stunning tiara and sapphire jewelry at a formal banquet in India.

Queen Elizabeth II

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October 24, 1985

While on a royal visit to Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean, Queen Elizabeth opted for a breezy pink and white floral dress with matching white accessories.

Queen Peony Dress China

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October 13, 1986

Florals paired with a tiara is a seriously glamorous combination. The Queen wore a dress featuring pink peony detailing with a diamond topper to a banquet in China.

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October 15, 1986

The Queen wore a bright yellow ensemble featuring a floral-printed dress as she arrived in Shanghai, China for a royal visit in 1986.

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October 15, 1986

Elizabeth II wore this leaf-printed number with the Brazilian Aquamarine Prure Tiara to a banquet in China.

Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to Hong Kong

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October 21, 1986

The Queen wore a blue floral ensemble while on a royal visit to Hong Kong.

Queen In Singapore

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October 10, 1989

Queen Elizabeth carried a bouquet of flowers while wearing a purple floral outfit (complete with a pale purple hat!) during a royal visit to Singapore.

Queen Mother's Th Birthday

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August 4, 1990

Did the dress code require flowers? The Queen, Princess Diana, and Princess Margaret all opted for floral dresses for the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday celebration in London.

The Queen In Washington

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May 15, 1991

Queen Elizabeth chose a yellow floral dress with a matching hat and elegant white gloves for an official visit to Washington, D.C.

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Associate Digital Editor Maggie Maloney is the associate editor at Town & Country and ELLE Decor, where she covers style, beauty, jewelry, and the many members of the royal family.

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