The Royals

The Queen of Fashion! See 'Style Icon' Queen Elizabeth's Best Looks

Named the U.K.'s top style icon over 50, we're taking a look back at the looks that surely helped her cinch the title


A year after her father passed away in February 1952, Elizabeth ascended to the throne in another silk Norman Hartnell gown, lavishly embroidered with emblems of the British Empire. During the ceremony she received "the four symbols of authority" (the orb, the scepter, the rod of mercy and the royal ring of sapphire and rubies), and St. Edward's Crown was placed on her head to complete her formal attire.