Do you think that today is the Damascene moment for the Queen? We’re asking because today as she opened the parliament and announced the government’s plans to present the eight bills necessary to prepare for Brexit The Queen, who was long believed that she was a Brexiteer and wore the hat which closely was akin to an emblem of the European Union.
The hat itself was gorgeous. It was in the shade of papal purple and adorned with yellow flowers she put it on with a day coat and dress that had an identical print to Balenciaga’s print dress for spring/summer 17. Casual, and fun, did it look like a coded dress or was it just Instagram friendly? Did she cast shadows over the Brexit talks or was she referencing the work of Van Gogh in Starry Night? Are these royal purples or? So. With the Queen’s non-partisan position in Brexit negotiations, The hat is still strewn in ambiguity.
Additionally, during the diminished event (the inaugural state ceremony that had “reduced ceremonial elements” since 1974) The Queen could have signaled other protests through her appearance such as arriving in a car rather than a car; abstaining from the royal procession to the House of Lords chamber and the most notable one was wearing an “day dress” instead of the traditional robes. The official explanation was that the earlier election time meant the ceremony would clash with other pageants, which meant that there was no time to practice. This week, the Queen’s decision to put security concerns aside to have a meeting with locals following the Grenfell Tower fire, while Theresa May did not do the same and caused the prime minister to appear like a coward. In light of May’s inability to gain an overwhelming majority, and the turmoil of recent weeks, this stance could be considered to be serious shade.
The pomp and formality that surrounds the official opening of parliament is never a good idea however this year she’s more in discord with the events in the world today than ever before. While the government holds on to tight budgets, the queen’s crown was firmly slung over the cushion while she was transported, as if in complete ignorance of the parliament’s opening in her private vehicle.
The Queen’s responsibility to be impartial in her political views and to remain above the debate: she is not able to vote. The Telegraph says that she was favour of Brexit according to a rumour that Britain could “just go ahead” with abandoning the EU. However, this is just a rumor. The issue arises when someone’s job is to silence and the person they are representing has such a large amount (tradition power, continuity, and tradition) that every traffic light is ignored regardless of its truth.
It is important to be observant in this regard. Today is, in all likelihood, the biggest day in the Queen’s dress calendar and she’ll be going to Ascot at a later time, wears a dress that is equally Snapchat-friendly. In the event that today will be remembered as the day she snubbed impartiality in order to silently protest by wearing a hat, we’ll never know. We can however take a look at some memes.