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A look at Queen Elizabeth II's style through the decades

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2022 marks a platinum year for our neighbors across the pond. As the United Kingdom celebrates 70 years since Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne. Her majesty is the first ever British monarch to reign for 70 years. The celebrations come at a complicated time for the royal family since the passing of Prince Philip and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping back from royal duties, not to mention Prince Andrew's scandals.

NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II just might have the hardest working wardrobe on the planet.

"Every outfit worn in public is carefully calibrated to inspire or remind, to signal gratitude or respect, to convey a sense of power or familiarity," wrote The Mail on Sunday in 2015. "Her Majesty neither sets trends nor follows them — but while she is deaf to the siren call of fashion, she has her own singular style."

From her tiaras, hats and Hermes scarves to her Launer London handbags and even her umbrellas, the queen's style has been hyper-documented since her birth, young princess days, ascension to the throne and now, more than 70 years into her reign, as she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee at age 96.

Now known for her bright coats (so as to be seen by huge crowds) with matching brimmed hats, the queen was a young, glamorous princess and monarch in earlier decades.

Some highlights of the queen's style through the years:

Associated Press writer Sylvia Hui in London contributed to this report.

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