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Queen Elizabeth II rocks! On Thursday July 14, 2011 she met The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, during an audience at Buckingham Palace, London. She made her position on the current Malaysian political scene very plain, for all to see, by wearing bright yellow clothing during her audience with the Prime Minister.

Yellow is the colour of choice adopted by the popular anti-corruption Bersih (clean) campaign in Malaysia which last weekend attempted to hold a rally sanctioned by the Malaysian Agong (King). Queen Elizabeth is the head of The Commonwealth, of which Malaysia is a member. No doubt Najib will see the Queen’s sartorial shade selection as a slight and will seek to withdraw Malaysia from this august group of countries which help each other in times of need.

It is obvious that good Queen Bess is supporting her fellow royal the Malaysian King in his support of Bersih. After all royal families are becoming an endangered species.  It is also patently clear she is 100% behind the people of Malaysia and wanted to get into the P.M.’s face.

She made her point and made it loud and clear in canary yellow! As a citizen of another Commonwealth country i feel moved by QEII’s bold statement and will make sure i wear yellow when i visit my Malaysian family this summer. God save the Queen!



  1. Hey frothquaffer, thanks for the post. Yes, I have heard of people in Malaysia getting arrested for wearing yellow lately. This photo really says it well. I don’t think the Malaysian Prime Minister and his first lady would even dare to have the Queen of England arrested for wearing yellow on British soil. If he has the Queen arrested, he can have the British and British-based Malaysians out for blood in no time. Secondly, I bet the Queen must be showing her support to Malaysians crying for change.

  2. It’s a nice thought, but have you actually checked whether the choice of colour was more than simple coincidence? … although I suppose that even if you were to ask Buckingham Palace directly, they’d be unlikely to give an unequivocal response. Such has always been the domain of royalty; as with all rich bar stewards, they didn’t get where they are today by total honesty.

    • This story was not covered in Malaysia’s mainstream media which is controlled by the Government of the day. However it was featured in Malaysia’s alternate press and the blogosphere. Everyone got the message including Najib. Coincidence? i think not. Good Queen Bess II was definitely making a point. She never does anything without thinking it through and has plenty of advisors to guide her. And she’d never been seen wearing that colour before (or since). By tradition only royals wear yellow in Malaysia, the Bersih movement claimed royal privilege by utilizing the royal colour and the Agong (king) showed his support by both trying to help them and not admonishing them for using that colour.

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