17 October 2020

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Visit

October 15: The Queen, with The Duke of Cambridge, visited the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down and formally opened the new Energetics Analysis Centre.
Ministry of Defence

I thought it would be a good while longer before we saw The Queen venture out of her bubble, but here she is, at her first external engagement in around seven months. And the media focus seems to have been primarily on the decision not to wear masks for the visit. (Here's an article breaking it down but tl;dr, everybody had negative Covid tests, it was socially distanced, doctors were consulted.)

Embed from Getty Images

Anyway, it's the Grima Ruby and a "Stewart Parvin old rose cashmere coat and silk dress of autumnal woodland florals with a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan" for the big reappearance.