Royal shock: What Queen Elizabeth II and Marilyn Monroe have in common revealed

QUEEN ELIZABETH II has a surprising link with Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe.

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Queen Elizabeth II has a surprising link with Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe (Image: GETTY)

The Monarch reportedly uses one of the same cosmetics which was once favoured by Marilyn Monroe. The 93-year-old uses Yardley London, which has been given a royal warrant, according to People magazine. But the famous American actress previously said all she wore to bed was Yardley’s Lavender.

According to People magazine, Her Majesty loves to pair her favourite pink lipstick by Elizabeth Arden with a neutral nail polish by Essie.

She also enjoys Molton Brown and Clarins.

The revelation behind the Queen’s favourite cosmetic brands comes after is was reported she doesn’t have a wardrobe in her bedroom at Buckingham Palace.

In fact, the Monarch starts her morning in a very different way to the public.

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Queen Elizabeth II reportedly uses Yardley London (Image: GETTY)

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The Queen chooses what to wear in the morning by picking outfits from sketches as all her clothes are stores upstairs, according to butler Paul Burrell.

Mr Burrell told Yahoo's Royal Box: "She has to have her outfits brought down to her, all her clothes are kept on the top floor.

“Her dresser will bring down in the morning two outfits, which are sketched with pieces of material clipped to them so that the Queen can remember whether it’s silk or cotton or wool.

“The one the Queen picks is the one which is brought downstairs from up above so she doesn’t actually see her wardrobe with clothes in it.”

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Queen Elizabeth II loves to pair her favourite pink lipstick with a neutral nail polish (Image: GETTY)

The 93-year-old is known for wearing brightly coloured outfits with matching hats designed by her dressmaker Angela Kelly or royal couturier Stewart Parvin.

The Queen wears bright colours to help her stand out in crowds and reflect her important role.

Royal expert Victoria Howard told Express.co.uk: “It’s not a ’look at me’ thing, it’s more about ‘people want to see me so I’m going to help them’, with crowds around. But yes, power move, I like that term.”

When the Queen doesn’t want an outfit anymore she will hand it to one of her dressers.