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royal fam­ily’s fash­ion trends can some­times be matchy-matchy to the point of be­ing fuddy-duddy, but get­ting into the spirit of the Di­a­mond Ju­bilee is cur­rently all the rage.

Queen El­iz­a­beth’s loyal sub­jects – and the not so loyal ones – have gone batty for her ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions, tak­ing it as an ex­cuse to be­come part of the hip Bri­tish It crowd.

That is Bri­tish as in Kate Moss, Alexander McQueen – whose de­signer, Sarah Bur­ton, made the ripe red dress the Duchess of Cam­bridge, above with Prince Wil­liam, wore to the ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions last week­end – Stella McCart­ney and Vivi­enne West­wood. We’re not talk­ing musty tweed or Princess Anne’s hair here.

Fash­ion mag­a­zines, blogs and web­sites are telling us what to do, see and buy to cel­e­brate Bri­tain’s big year as 86-year-old Queen El­iz­a­beth looks back on her 60 years on the throne.

For the past two weeks or so Union Jacks have been pop­ping up on the cat­walk and all that glit­ters has been given a re­gal makeover – even the Queen her­self.

Lizzie left her laven­der and taupe in the wardrobe to daz­zle in a sil­ver and white coat and hat trimmed with dozens of Swarovski crys­tals and made by her in-house cou­turier, An­gela Kelly.

Even the “grue­some two­some’’, Princesses Eu­ge­nie and Beatrice, fa­mous for their com­plete lack of style nous, man­aged not to make a mess of them­selves this week.

It’s fair to say most of Gen­er­a­tion X Y and Z would rather we be­come a repub­lic and the rest don’t care. But when it comes to what’s cool, we’re vot­ing that Bri­tish style is still one of the hottest.

Bring on the cu­cum­ber sand­wiches and Pimm’s, I say old chap, and let us all be queens of Bri­tish style this year. sobolewski­[email protected]

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