Following what probably was an emotional few days for the Queen, she saw her grandson attend his last engagement as an official royal. She was back at work this week, and she met with Professor Mark Compton, Lord Prior of the Order of St. John, to receive the Order of St. John’s first Gold Service Medal.
The Queen’s Special Outfit
For this special occasion, the Queen wore a fabulous purple and magenta dress that resembled a classic look that Princess Diana wore back in 1989 for a visit to Kuwait. She shared pictures of the occasion on Instagram, and the fans of the Royal Family were quick to comment on how great the Queen looked in this beautiful dress. One fan said, “Her Majesty is looking amazing!” while another one wrote, “What a wonderful dress!” A third one added, “Loving that frock.”
Alongside the pictures, the caption in the Royal Family’s official Instagram profile read, “Earlier this week, Her Majesty received the Order of St. John’s first-ever Gold Service Medal during an audience with Professor Mark Compton, Lord Prior of the Order of St. John.”
More About Diana, Princess of Wales
Diana, Princess of Wales was a member of the British Royal Family. She was the first wife of Charles and the mother of Prince Harry and Prince William. Diana’s glamour and activism made her an international icon. She earned her enduring popularity as well as unprecedented public scrutiny, exacerbated by her tumultuous private life.
On 31 August 1997, Diana died in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris while the driver was fleeing the paparazzi. This accident also resulted in the deaths of the driver Henri Paul, and her companion Dodi Fayed. The televised funeral, on the 6th of September, which was watched by a British audience that peaked at 32.10 million, has one of the UK’s highest viewing figures ever.