It's not news that Queen Elizabeth II is a bit of a fashion icon. After all, she does have designers like Karl Lagerfeld praising her flawless and timeless style.
But, with all the hype surrounding Kate Middleton and every thing she wears, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the queen was mixing prints and color-blocking way before the duchess was around.
In honor of her majesty's 88th birthday, we invite you to check out just how stylish the queen was -- and still continues, to be.
She understood the power of a great purse from a very young age:
She has the whole equestrian look down pat:
She's never been afraid to play with pattern:
She loves a good scalloped edge:
She knows a red lip makes every look better:
She has the best bling:
She's not above repeating a statement piece:
She even walks the dogs in style:
She was rocking floral crowns way before you were taking selfies in them at Coachella:
...And turbans way before you could get them at Urban Outfitters:
Happy birthday, you royal fashionista!