On Thursday, the 94-year-old monarch and the Duke of Cambridge visited the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) near Salisbury to formally open the new Energetics Analysis Centre. During the outing, the duo viewed a demonstration of a Forensic Explosives Investigation and met staff employed in counter-terrorism and security as well as members of the military.
They also spoke to scientists providing vital support to the U.K. response to the COVID-19 pandemic, working in analytic research areas and deploying microbiologists to NHS hospitals to increase testing capacities. And in recognition of their service, William presented the Firmin Sword of Peace to members of the army's 102 Logistic Brigade.
For the occasion, Elizabeth opted for a pink coat by Stewart Parvin and a matching hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan.