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This is why the Queen always wears gloves

Posted On: 11 Oct 2019   |   Posted By: Marie Claire

This is why the Queen always wears gloves

It's a well known fact that Princess Diana stopped wearing gloves during public engagements, even though they were the done thing. Why? Because she felt they were too impersonal.
‘She abandoned the royal protocol of wearing gloves because she liked to hold hands when visiting people or shake hands and have direct contact,' Eleri Lynn, curator of the exhibition Diana: Her Fashion Story , told People.
Of course, this caused a little controversy at the time, as did anything that broke with tradition, though it's now become the norm for younger members of the royal family, such as Duchess Catherine and Duchess Meghan.
However, gloves are still favourite by Queen Elizabeth, and the reason is actually much more practical than you'd think (and wait 'til you know why she wears bright colours and carries clutch bags ).
Firstly, they finish off an outfit nicely, but more importantly, it's to protect the Queen from germs. If she is shaking hands all day, she might get her hands dirty or pick up someone's cold, and of...

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