Queen Elizabeth wears rainbow flowers to Royal Ascot during Pride month
Queen Elizabeth II has made her annual appearance at Royal Ascot, sporting a bright pink outfit and rainbow accessories.
During the appearance at Ladies Day at Royal Ascot on Thursday, the Queen was spotted in a pink tweed coat and matching hat.
On the brim of her fabulous hat, the Queen was wearing several rainbow coloured roses that some are now saying could be a subtle nod to Pride and the LGBT community.
June is traditionally observed as Pride Month, marking the anniversary of the riots at New York City’s Stonewall in 1969.
Although there is no official statement that the timing of the Queen’s outfit was intentional, it is a nice coincidence.
Many members of the Royal Family, including Princes William and Harry, have been praised in recent years for their positive stances on LGBT rights.
The Queen has previously praised for making a statement with her choice of brightly coloured outfits, including her recent choice to wear green during the first anniversary of the Grenfell tower tragedy on June 14.
While the 92-year-old monarch is required to remain neutral on the bulk of issues, the Queen recently affirmed a commitment to tackle anti-LGBT discrimination during her closing of Parliament speech in 2017.
The Queen has also signed a great deal of legislation which has changed LGBT life in the UK over the last 66 years.
There have also been a number of developments regarding LGBT people and the Royal Estate within recent weeks.
During the Trooping the Colour ceremony on June 9, the Queen’s first openly gay footman made his official debut.
Ollie Roberts, an openly gay man who has previously served with the Royal Air Force, was recently appointed to the role of footman to the Queen.
On June 16 it then was announced that the first member of the Royal Family to come out as gay is set to marry.
Lord Ivar Mountbatten opened up about his sexuality in 2016 after a decades-long struggle.
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Later this summer, the Royal – who is cousin to the Queen and the great-nephew of Earl Mountbatten of Burma – will wed his long-term partner James Coyle, who was by his side when he revealed he was gay.
The news comes just weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle, with the couple making their support for LGBT rights clear in the build-up to the wedding by meeting with young LGBT activists from across the Commonwealth.
The Lord, who is the great-great-great grandson of Queen Victoria, will wed Coyle at a private chapel in Devon in front of the couple’s close friends and family, including Mountbatten’s three daughters from his previous marriage, Ella, Alix and Luli.
Speaking to the MailOnline, Mountbatten said he had encountered no backlash at all over the planned union – including from his extended family.