Queen Elizabeth Displays A Subtle Change To Her Classic Look

Queen Elizabeth is constantly in the public eye. However, June 2022 has proven especially hectic for the queen as she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee with a series of honors and events. The occasion marks 70 years that she has served the English public as queen, which is a huge and unexpected milestone for the queen, especially because it means she's now sat on the throne longer than any other British royal in history (via NPR).

Spending seven decades in the spotlight is no small feat, but Queen Elizabeth has somehow made it look easy (via The New York Times). She's met some of the most famous people in the world, spent most of her life attending large and important events, and has connected with the public so strongly that thousands traveled from around the world to celebrate her latest accomplishment.

Throughout the years on the throne, the queen's hair and overall style have stayed relatively the same. However, following her many events during the platinum Jubilee, her majesty has taken on a brand new hairstyle.

The queen showed off a shorter hairdo

Though Queen Elizabeth has spent seven decades in front of the British public, witnessing a plethora of style trends come and go, she has always maintained a timeless and classic look (via Vogue UK). She always looks incredibly put together — her hair perfectly styled and her classy outfits perfectly fitted to her frame. This defines the monarch's signature look that we all associate with her.

However, following her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Queen Elizabeth slightly changed her look. While receiving the governor of New South Wales at Windsor Castle on June 22, she was photographed with a noticeably shorter hairdo. For most celebrities, a slight haircut wouldn't make headlines, but for the queen, it's a big deal!

This isn't the first time the queen's hair has been talked about publicly. Her closest aid, Angela Kelly, recently detailed the process of maintaining the queen's hair during the COVID-19 pandemic in her book "The Other Side Of The Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe."

"From March 2020 onwards I washed The Queen's hair every week, set and styled it, and even trimmed it when needed. My team named it Kelly's Salon," Kelly wrote in an updated version of the book (via Marie Claire). She also discussed how nervous cutting the most important woman in England's hair made her feel, writing, "During the first two weeks, I was shaking. I had only done her hair once or twice before while on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. The Queen was so kind as she advised me on the very specific way to put the rollers in."