Normally, Queen Elizabeth II is a bit of a stickler for tradition (See the GIF of her scolding Prince William for taking a knee for the聽Trooping the Colour event as聽proof). Not that we blame her: She鈥檚 been practicing聽regal customs since birth, so it鈥檚 no surprise she鈥檚 partial to them. For the upcoming State Opening of Parliament, however, the queen will break聽tradition for the first time in 43 years.

Normally, the event is quite the formal affair, with the queen, 91, donning her finest Robes of State and a two-and-a-half pound Imperial State Crown. This year, however, election disarray has thrown a wrench into HRH鈥檚 stylish plans. Being held on what sources tell Telegraphis聽鈥渢he first suitable date after the election,鈥 June 19, it now comes two days after the annual Trooping the Colour, leaving what the State Opening says is 鈥渢oo little time for rehearsal for an event of that scale.鈥

鈥淭o allow Her Majesty to attend in support of the parliamentary and constitutional process, the Queen鈥檚 program of engagements has been revised,鈥 read a Royal statement. As a result, she will be traveling by car rather than carriage and ditching her traditional ensemble in favor of a more low-key 鈥渄ay dress鈥 and hat, with a state officer touting the crown instead.

It鈥檚 the first 鈥斅燼nd only 鈥 time the change has been made since 1974, leaving some to speculate that her age is a factor. Royal sources, however, say that鈥檚 simply not the case, with plans to return to fashionable business as usual next year.

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