In a sight to delight royal fans Queen Elizabeth II has made her first in-person official appearance since November.
And, the event which warranted such an attendance has a very special link to Australia.
In her first public appearance of 2021, Her Majesty attended the CWGC Air Forces Memorial in Runnymede, England to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force.
It was just a short 15-minute drive from Windsor Castle for the 94-year-old, who was then greeted in a socially distanced manor by Claire Horton, Director General at the Commonwealth War Grave Commission, and George Brandis, High Commissioner for Australia.
The Queen then attended a service marking the anniversary and her equerry laid a wreath on her behalf.
Her Majesty also met with serving RAAF personnel and signed a commemorative document before departing.
Queen Elizabeth looked elegant as ever in a pastel green coat and matching hat adorned with white and yellow flowers by Angela Kelly.
The monarch finished off her look with her trademark black gloves, a chic box handbag, a pearl necklace and an Australian wattle brooch which she was given during her first tour of Australia in 1954.
The choice of ensemble colour was not only refreshingly bright but can be seen as symbolic of the English springtime, new life and hope – exceedingly appropriate given not only the time of year but recent COVID struggles.
Memorably her majesty donned a deeper hue of green in her historic Coronavirus address to the nation, again using green as a sign of hope and renewal.
Appearances have been scarce for the monarch since March last year, given the COVID pandemic.
This is the first time in nearly four months she has been out in person and only the third time in so much as a year, making the appearance all the more special.
In January Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip received the COVID-19 vaccine, a moment which was broadcast to the world as a point of encouragement for citizens to follow suit.
The ruler's last public outing was on December 8 last year, when she stepped out with Duchess Catherine, Prince William, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla at Windsor Castle following the Cambridges' train tour around the country to thank key frontline workers and volunteers for their efforts during the pandemic.