The fashion hack royals use to avoid wardrobe mishaps

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Fashion mishaps - we've all been there at one point or another.

Picture this: you're walking to your car, and a strong gust of wind abruptly lifts your skirt (and not in that sultry Marilyn Monroe way), leaving you floundering as you try to keep your dignity from being exposed. Sound familiar?

It's a big no-no, especially if you're a royal. But according to Royal couturier Stewart Parvin, the Queen is way ahead of the game, with a simple fashion hack that has helped her avoid this mishap in recent years.

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"The beauty of a handmade outfit is that it hangs just right, but, of course, we have a few tricks up our sleeve," Stewart tells the MailOnline.

"I just pop a couple of weights into the hemline of her dresses and coats and it makes them hang beautifully. If there is a flap in the coat, then I will sew in one on each side of the split to even it up.

"And sometimes, if she [Queen Elizabeth] is wearing a lightweight chiffon skirt, I will sew in a smaller lead weight the size of a pea or even a length of chain."

So clever and yet so simple. 

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Queen Elizabeth II holds on to her hat in high winds as she is greeted by Group Capt Bruce Headley during a visit to RAF Valley where Prince William is stationed as a search and rescue helicopter pilot on 1 April, 2011.

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