Queen makes a surprise appearance on front row at London Fashion Week

A first for the Queen!

The Queen has made unexpected debut at London Fashion Week, the first time she has visited the event in her 66-year reign.

The monarch sat in the coveted front row, next to American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and designer Angela Kelly, who made the blue wool outfit The Queen wore to the show.

The trio were seen chatting ahead of the Richard Quinn catwalk show and the Queen later presented the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

On Monday, the Duchess of Cambridge also showed her support for the fashion industry at a reception for the The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at Buckingham Palace. Among the designers the royal met was New Zealand fashion icon Karen Walker.

The Duchess of Cambridge chatting to NZ designer Karen Walker.

The Duchess of Cambridge with British designer Stella McCartney and American Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

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