Queen Elizabeth Made a Surprise Appearance at London Fashion Week

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"The Award, initiated in recognition of the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy, will be awarded annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and/or sustainable policies", a tweet from The Royal Family's Twitter account read.

For the first time ever Her Majesty swapped the throne for the FROW to present the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to designer, Richard Quinn.

The Queen is already known for her impeccable style - but now she has attended her first ever London Fashion Week front row.

Queen Elizabeth II wore an Angela Kelly tweed dress and matching jacket in duck egg blue, adorned with tiny Swarovski crystals, the AP wrote.

Elizabeth II, who completed her chic two-piece outfit with black accessories, toured the Designer Showrooms to view the collections and met Headonism and Rock Vault designers Completedworks, DAOU, Frances Wadsworth Jones, Harvey Santos, Lily Kamper, Rachel Boston, Shimell and Madden and The Season Hats.

"I would like to thank the British Fashion Council for selecting the first victor - Richard Quinn".

"As a tribute to the industry, and as my legacy to all those who have contributed to British fashion, I would like to present this award for new, young talent", she continued.

As for Wintour, she is no stranger to being in the presence of the Queen.

The Queen. At a fashion show. The BFC presided over all the organisation of the week-long shows and events.

ELLE spoke to the designer right after the show and despite knowing she was going to attend several days ago, Quinn said he couldn't quite believe what had just happened.

The council hailed Quinn's creation of a print studio, which offers accessible services to students. The Award, designed by Angela Kelly, was inspired by the Queen Elizabeth rose. "I would like to thank the British Fashion Council for selecting the first victor: Richard Quinn".

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