The Queen is resplendent in ice blue as she is joined by Princess Anne for a glittering London reception celebrating 100 years of women in the Navy.The Queen made a glittering return to public life tonight as she made her first appearance since arriving back in LondonLooking sensational in blue, the monarch was joined by her daughter Princess Anne at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall.The event marked the Centenary of the Women's Royal Navy Service and the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp. Following his retirement from public duties in July at the age of 96, the monarch was without her husband, Prince Philip. The 91-year-old sovereign attended the reception just a few minutes drive from her official royal residence.As a young woman, the Queen became the first female member of the Royal Family to join the Armed Services as a full-time active member when she became a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) in 1945. During her service she learned to drive and maintain cars.The ATS is now incorporated by the WRAC, of which she is patron.Looking refreshed after three months at her Highland residence, Balmoral, during which was seen in public only a handful of times, the Queen was met on arrival by the Chairman of Army and Navy Club, Colonel Ian Paterson.Wearing a pretty turquoise dress and jacket with diamonds and aquamarines, she smiled broadly.
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