Queen Elizabeth Just Made a Surprise Appearance at London Fashion Week

And obviously she's sitting front row.

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In today's Royal Watch News: Her Majesty the Queen just stunned everyone by arriving *unannounced* to London Fashion Week—and the 91-year-old monarch is getting a true fashun experience, including sitting front row next to Anna Wintour during the Richard Quinn show. 

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Before the show, she admired a myriad of leather crowns...

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...and some jewelry fit for royalty.

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The Queen—wearing a blue, embellished Angela Kelly suit—is there to present the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, which was the brainchild of Angela Kelly, the Queen's personal advisor on her wardrobe.

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The award is given "annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows talent and originality, whilst demonstrating value to the community and/or sustainable policies," according to the official royal family twitter account.

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It's rare that a member of the royal family—let alone the Queen—makes an appearance before it is announced. Way to keep people on their toes, Queen Elizabeth.


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