The Queen ‘flushed scarlet’ in front of staff when Prince Philip complimented her new dress, insider claims – The Sun

THE Queen and Prince Philip keep their relationship very private, but one royal insider has provided a glimpse into their 70-year marriage.

Designer Ian Thomas claimed the Queen once "flushed scarlet" when her husband complimented her outfit.

Speaking on Channel 5's Secrets of Royal Dressmakers, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward, shared the touching memory.

According to Ingrid, Ian – who had been Her Maj's dress designer for over two decades – was making some adjustments to a hemline when Prince Philip happened to walk past.

"When he was doing the hem, Prince Philip walked through the Queen’s dressing room and said ‘hmh, nice dress’," explained Ingrid.

"The Queen flushed scarlet. I always remember him telling me that story. She was just so thrilled to get the compliment from her husband."

Ingrid also went on to claim the "worst dresser of all time was Fergie".

"She looked great in her own clothes, in jeans and t-shirts but she was just a disaster in the fashion of the 80s because it was just too much for her," she said.

"It was too frilly, there were too many bows. She said so herself.”

The Queen and Prince Philip were married on November 20, 1947.

They reached their platinum wedding anniversary in 2017 which marked 70 years since their big day.

The couple had met 13 years earlier, at the wedding of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark and Prince George, Duke of Kent, in 1934.

After a third meeting in July 1939 our future Queen, who was just 13 years old at the time, is said to have fallen in love with Philip – and they began exchanging letters.

The couple became secretly engaged in 1946 and Elizabeth's father, King George VI, ordered that any formal engagement was delayed until after his daughter's 21st birthday – in April 1947.

Their engagement was officially announced in July of the same year.

As the wedding took place just two years after World War II ended, when rationing was still in place throughout Britain, Her Maj reportedly ended up paying for her wedding gown with coupons.

According to Market Watch, just like any other person in the UK, the Queen had to save up her coupons to purchase the materials needed to make her gown.

She did however receive a gift of 200 extra coupons, but it was still a thrifty move from the monarch – who has an estimated net worth of £425 million.

Despite the extreme couponing, the dress was still extravagant in design, made from ivory silk and featuring a 13-foot train.

In other royal news, we told you the hidden meanings behind Meghan Markle’s royal tour jewellery, including a turquoise ring for ‘strength’ and a necklace that ‘wards away evil’.

We also revealed Kate Middleton and Prince William delight royal fans with ‘cute’ thank you cards following Prince George’s 6th birthday.

And we showed you Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's video of their favourite Africa tour moments – including Baby Archie’s first royal outing

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