Elizabeth Hurley at The Royals premiere in NYC

It's the sort of outfit which would cause a scandal if Her Majesty wore it. Elizabeth Hurley - who plays a fictional Queen in E!'s spoof series The Royals - stepped out on Monday in a see-through lace top at the premiere of the second season in NYC. The 50-year-old model and actress defied her age in the black sheer top which showed off her fabulously fit figure. 


The glamorous British star teamed her saucy top-half with raunchy black leather trousers and vertiginous strappy heels. Looking remarkably line-free, she capped the look with some flattering make-up and a smokey kohl-lined eye. The brunette beauty wore her voluminous hair in a centre-parting giving way to gentle waves, and added some giant dangling earrings.


The mum-of-one appears to have barely aged since she became famous for wearing that safety pin dress to the Four Weddings And A Funeral premiere in Los Angeles more than 20 years ago, alongside then-boyfriend Hugh Grant.


She took to Twitter on Monday to give fans an insight into her busy schedule, which shows her promoting the return of her smash-hit show. Clearly exhausted from a long day, she snapped a selfie at 9.30pm which showed already her crashed out in bed. 


The star - who's a single mum to son Damian, 13 - also shared a behind-the-scenes image earlier in the day, looking impressive in a plunging black, red and white dress. Liz showed off her fantastic form by giving fans a peek at her perfect pins and ample bosom, captioning the snap: 'And we're off!'


'Getting ready for The Royals season 2 press junket', she added, before anchoring the message with three Union Jack emoticons. It comes not long after she also shared a throwback picture of herself with former boyfriend Grant, with whom she remains close friends. 


The Estee Lauder model plays the controversial wife of the future King of England in the E! show, which is set to return this November. Based on a fictional take of the royal family and what may go on behind the closed doors of Buckingham Palace, the second series of The Royals also stars Joan Collins as the Grand Duchess of Oxford and Home and Away actress Alexandra Park as Princess Elea. 

Created by Mark Schwahn, the drama proved to be a success in its first installment and is the network's debut scripted series.