Miss Great Britain reveals her patriotic national costume and sparks controversy
Grace Levy, Miss Great Britain, recently revealed her national costume on her Facebook page.
Alongside the image, she wrote: 'My national costume is the epitome of Great Britain, and mostly London where I live.
'My costume portrays a sense of how I feel about being a modern day woman in my city; passionate, strong and empowered, whilst at the same time giving me the opportunity to represent something which people immediately know as British.
'It also reflects the protection of the monarchy and how patriotic I feel towards them.
'I spent days exploring my city to find inspiration and I discovered that London is a city which is completely dedicated to them; hence why I finally decided to base my national costume on the Royal Guards of Buckingham Palace.
'My costume was designed by myself and handmade using the same textiles and embellishments from the same factory that make all official regalia for the royal family and their guards.
'This has made my costume that little bit more special. The factory also happens to make the costumes for smash hit British TV series Game of Thrones.
'I can't wait to represent the greatness of Britain on stage in Miami! To the people of GB..... This is for YOU.'
However, not everyone was taken with Miss GB's patriotic look.
Fashion writer Simon Glazin (theverysimong.com) todl FEMAIL: 'This, she says, shows how she feels about the Monarchy. Not a great deal, by the looks of it!
'It looks more like a cheap, tacky tribute to Cheryl Cole.'There is nothing here that will protect the Monarchy. In fact, if I was the Queen, I'd make sure she's ousted from the country immediately.'