Queen Elizabeth II is used to dining at state banquets and no doubt has a team of personal chefs on hand - and so when Her Majesty does venture out for dinner it has to be for a truly special occasion.
The Queen was pictured arriving at The Ivy restaurant on London's West Street yesterday night in order to celebrate a friend's birthday.
The monarch looked elegant in a silver embellished ensemble and even donned a pair of heels for the celebratory occasion.
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With the weather less than favourable Her Majesty chose to wrap up in a black paisley printed shawl for her arrival