"There are all sorts of considerations about what she wears that the rest of us don't have to worry about," says Penny Junor, the royal biographer. "She can't wear skirts that are going to fly over her head if there is a gust of wind, or hats that are going to shield her face, because she has to be visible. Decorum is a big consideration, she could never have low-fronts, she always has to be model perfect."
Her choice of bright, pastel colours might not always be of the moment, but they enable fans and press cameras to pick her out in the midst of large crowds. Because the Queen has to look like the Queen.
A defense of Her Majesty's fashion sense in a very unlikely place, Scotland's newspaper The Scotsman, 7/26/2006