Splash of colour! Queen dons an eye-catching pink coat in Cambridge

There’s no stopping her! Queen, 93, effortlessly helps to plant a tree as she steps out in a bright fuchsia outfit for a day of engagements in Cambridge

  • The Queen, 93, is carrying out a solo engagement in Cambridge this morning
  • Beamed as she arrived at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany
  • Monarch is wearing an eye-catching pink suit and matching hat for the outing 

The Queen was vibrant in pink as she arrived for a day of engagements in Cambridge.

The monarch, 93, kicked off the day with a visit to the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) and will stop for lunch at Queen’s College before visiting the Royal Papworth Hospital to officially open its new site. 

Typically polished, the Queen brought a splash of colour to proceedings with her eye-catching tweed jacket and matching hat. 

Warm welcome: The Queen was vibrant in a pink suit as she arrived for a day of engagements in Cambridge. Her first stop was the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, pictured


Pink perfection: Typically polished, the Queen brought a splash of colour to proceedings with her eye-catching tweed coat and matching hat, pictured

Historic: The Queen signed the visitor’s book on an outing to mark the centenary of the NIAB

Informative tour: The Queen viewed an exhibition celebrating 100 years of crop research

She accessoried with her favourite string of pearls, a pretty broach and a posy of exotic faux flowers and greenery at the brim of her hat. 

The royal finished the look with her favourite black shoes, matching handbag, and a pair of white gloves.  

The Queen appeared in excellent spirits as she arrived at the NIAB to view an exhibition celebrating 100 years of crop research.

Beaming Queen: The royal smiled as she was greeted on arrival to the NIAB in Cambridge


Floral fancy: The Queen’s hat was accessorised with faux flowers and greenery at the brim

VIP visitor: The Queen first visited the NIAB in 1969 and is now marking its centenary

She first visited the institution in 1969 to mark its 50th anniversary and will today plant a tree and unveil a plaque to celebrate her visit in their centenary year.

After having lunch at Queen’s College University of Cambridge, of which she is a patroness, she will then head to the Royal Papworth Hospital.

Accompanied by the Duchess of Gloucester they will tour the hospital’s new building, also visiting the catheter laboratories and the critical care unit.

As Britain’s leading heart and lung hospital, the Royal Papworth treats more than 100,000 patients from across the country each year and carried out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979.

After meeting recent transplant patients and consultants, the Queen and Birgitte will then unveil a plaque to mark the formal opening of the hospital.

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