The Subtle Way Queen Elizabeth Honored Prince Philip At The Jubilee

It's back to everyday life after the hurrah for Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne; the four days of events for the Platinum Jubilee wrapped up on Sunday. The queen made an appearance at a handful of events including on the iconic Buckingham Palace balcony for the Trooping of the Colour and virtually as a hologram in the Gold State Coach during Sunday's parade. For the flyover, the queen was joined on the balcony by Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles as well as Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their three kids. But before that, during the Trooping of the Colour, it was just the queen and her first cousin, Prince Edward, on the balcony, via Today. Prince Edward was taking the place that Prince Philip would have had — the queen's husband of 73 years died in 2021.

While Prince Edward may have been standing where Prince Philip would have, there's no doubt that the queen still felt the loss of her husband during the celebrations for her long reign. However, she did pay homage to Prince Philip in a sweet way.

Queen Elizabeth's outfit was inspired by Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth made a final appearance for the Platinum Jubilee on the Buckingham Palace balcony in a bright green coat and dress by Stewart Parvin and a matching green hat (via Harper's Bazaar). Green is the color that Prince Philip's staff wore. It was also used as a lining in cars and on his personal stationery, according to Newsweek. The exact shade that Prince Philip was associated with was Edinburgh Green, and it was worn by many of the royal family attendees at Prince Philip's memorial.

While the queen's Platinum Jubilee outfit was a brighter green than Edinburgh Green, it's still a sweet tribute. There was another nod to her late husband in her outfit. The large black pin on her hat was a mourning pin, per Daily Mail UK.

The queen typically dresses in bright colors at public events and for good reason; she wants people to be able to see her. Sophie, Countess of Wessex revealed in the documentary "The Queen at 90," it's so people in large crowds can get a glimpse of the bright color of her outfit and say, "I saw the Queen," per The Independent.