A well-caped Queen (rubberised of course).
The man on the Queen’s right (not so well dressed) is I think Lord Porchester, though Prince Andrew is not to be seen.
The Royal Oaks at Epsom
Grand National Day at Aintree
Elizabeth pictured in protective
waterproof clothing during her visit
to Niagara Falls.
From 'Queen Elizabeth 11' by Judith Campbell.
I remember seeing those pictures in the papers in the 1950s (except the Princess Royal).The papers seemed to love picturing the Queen on a wet day dressed in a cape. She still wears her lovely hats despite the downpours. In the top picture her choice of a cape is obvious. It is easy to fit over her finery as well as to don quickly. In the Aintree picture perhaps the rain has stopped as her cape is undone. She looks good everytime.
Thanks to Peter, John, HP, MacJames, Doc and others
The Daily Telegraph had a beautiful picture of the Duchess of Cornwall in Norway, braving the rain in a gold coloured mackintosh cape. She looked divine!
Can anyone find it? This one is of the Duchess, in Norway, on the right date, in a cape... BUT not a mackitosh cape, I swear! (and not gold...) (ed)
Pic courtesy ZIMBIO
The Princess Royal as Officer of the British Red Cross Society - attends field day of Yorkshire Voluntary Aid Detachments - Newsreel Report by Pathe News