Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. How appropriate that the Queen in this picture is dressed in purple, the typical color of the Lenten liturgical season for most Christian churches.
Royal Flower Tidbit of the day... I have heard it said that while The Queen adores flowers and loves receiving them... she does not prefer the celophane wrapping that typically accompany the bunches of blooms. Note to all you royal watchers, the next time you present flowers to the Queen, leave the plastic wrap at home!