What Does Queen Elizabeth Wear At Home?

We all have those clothing items that scream comfort. Whether it's your favorite oversized hoodie or those tried and true pair of socks that hug your feet just right, it's your go-to outfit. Apparently, Queen Elizabeth II has a comfy at-home outfit too — her fit is just a little more royal than yours. When you hear about what the queen wears around her house, keep in mind that her house is Windsor Palace and that about 150 other people live there as well. Then it'll make a whole lot of sense. 

Royals are people too. They might not empty their own trash cans or scrub their own toilets, but the royal family are still people at the end of the day. That means that they value comfort just as much as anyone else. Of course, it might not look like it from the extremely royal $10,000 gowns to the fancy hats, but that's just part of the uniform. You know, like some people put on a name tag, royals put on their fancy attire.

That all changes when they're at home though, and you won't believe what the queen wears around the house.

Queen Elizabeth wears 'trousers and a nice knitted jumper' at home

Queen Elizabeth's style is unmatched. She is always in bright colors quite literally so people can see her as she walks through the crowd (via Reader's Digest). Between the neons greens and brights pinks, you'd almost think she sleeps in the outfits. As it turns out, she wears much less formal attire around the house. According to Express UK, Queen Elizabeth wears knitted jumpers around the house.

"It's almost as if people think she's dressing in these bright pastels behind closed doors when in reality she's probably very normal," Bethan Holt, author of "The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style" tells Express UK. "I think she's in trousers and a nice knitted jumper or something very functional!" Queen Elizabeth is staying true to her British roots with that wardrobe choice.

Oddly enough, the queen has never been photographed in a knitted jumper. The only photo of her wearing one is actually of a waxed statue of her wearing an ugly Christmas sweater (via InStyle). So at least you can get a mental picture of what the comfy at-home outfit would look like. 

Queen Elizabeth dresses up for Zoom calls

Queen Elizabeth isn't often photographed at home. The one time that people did get a peek into her life was on a Zoom call. You know, during 2020 when the entire world was virtual. It turns out that Queen Elizabeth might be the last person in the world to actually get dressed up for Zoom calls. 

Sticking to her true colorful style, the royal took to the screen in July 2020 wearing a yellow top with light blue flowers on it. She finished the look off with a pair of pearl earrings and a double-strand pearl necklace. Now, by this point in the pandemic, it was very much matching sweatsuits and wearing pajamas on the bottom. Kudos to Queen Elizabeth for staying true to her work wardrobe even virtually. 

This wasn't a fluke, either. All three times that Queen Elizabeth has gotten on a Zoom call, she's worn extremely dressy attire complete with pearls. There's no way to truly know if she was wearing pajama pants underneath that screen though — just saying. 

Queen Elizabeth's closet might not be as big as you'd think

The Queen is almost always seen in a new outfit. Despite the royal budget for clothing weighing in at around $2 million for the family each year, Queen Elizabeth might not actually have a big closet at all. Or, at least, she's not a big fan of accessories. 

"There is the myth that she has over 200 handbags when in reality she probably has only about two or three styles in a few neutral colours," Bethan Holt tells Express UK. Imagine for a moment walking into the Queen's castle — literally — and seeing only three neutral-colored handbags sitting on her dresser. That might be the most posh thing we've ever heard, and somehow more impressive than the myth that she has over 200. 

If you're wondering why in the world Her Majesty would need to carry a handbag at all, you're not alone. But, according to Independent UK, the Queen carries dog treats, a crossword from the newspaper, and a small camera in her handbag. Ah, what we would do for a what's-in-my-bag blog post from the royal.

Queen Elizabeth is more picky when it comes to shoes

Queen Elizabeth might not be picky when It comes to handbags, but she reportedly is extremely particular about her shoes. According to Refinery 29, the queen has someone break in her shoes for her. Because when you're ruling an entire country, the last thing you want to worry about is blisters.

"[The shoes] have to be immediately comfortable...she does get someone to wear them," designer Stewart Parvin reportedly told The Sunday Times (via Refinery 29). "The Queen can never say 'I'm uncomfortable, I can't walk any more.' She has the right to have someone wear them in [for her]." If we're being completely honest, that sounds like one of the best royal perks out there. 

That's not the only shoe-perk she has as the queen. According to Express UK, Queen Elizabeth has a size four shoe, and her shoes are custom made for her. Just imagine for a moment someone squeezing into a size-four shoe, and walking laps around Buckingham Palace to make sure they fit just right for the Queen. That's one heck of a job.

Other royals have at-home outfits too

While Queen Elizabeth is walking around in knitted jumpers at home, other royals are a bit more casual. According to People, Kate Middleton wears gym clothes around the house. You know, because royals really are just like us at the end of the day.

"She's either in her gym clothes, or a dress and sneakers, very little makeup, apologizing as she's late for the school run before dashing off," a friend of Kate Middleton's reportedly tells People. "It's the life of a working mom with three young children — just a different sort of day job to most." The friend also said that she is usually wearing little to no makeup with her hair in a ponytail, which is oddly normal.

Some people wear knitted jumpers around the house and others opt for comfy clothes. It's just like anyone else's family, except no one cares when we wear sweatpants.