May 18: The Queen attended a private dinner at The Ivy restaurant, London, to celebrate a friend's birthday.
The Queen Enjoys a Rare Night Out at The Ivy in London:— TOWN&COUNTRY (@TandCmag) May 19, 2017
Party time! Her Maj looked lovely in her wrap for a rare night out, and - happily, for us - she made sure she didn't forget her jewels at home: big ruby and diamond earrings from Queen Mary, a double strand of pearls, fabulous bracelets (that we have not yet covered here), and a plethora of diamond rings. People often think that she doesn't wear many rings, apart from her usual engagement and wedding set, but that's not really true. She's actually prone to adding several rings at a time for evening engagements. We just usually see her with evening gloves, so this goes unnoticed.
Queen's cute nod to her party-loving sister on night out at the Ivy https://t.co/qLOVtQyz1X— London City Living (@LDNCityLiving) May 19, 2017
The Queen left carrying a custom purse with a photo on it. Though reports said at first the image was of Princess Margaret (as the above headline indicates), it turns out it's actually a portrait of Archduchess Helen of Austria, the birthday girl in question. Archduchess Helen was celebrating her 80th birthday and these were given to the guests.