Looking for a part! Queen consort Camilla sparkled at King Charles III first state banquet – dress of the late Queen Elizabeth II a tiara embellished with Belgian sapphires for a big event.
Camille, 75, and Charles, 74, greeted Cyril Ramaphosathe President of South Africa, to the UK on Tuesday, November 22, the first state dinner hosted by the British royal family since then. Donald Trump was elected President of the United States in 2016.
The Queen wore a royal blue Bruce Oldfield gown to match the dazzling accessory, along with a blue sash of the Order of the Garter and the star and sash of a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order. She completed the regal look with a matching necklace and bracelet from the royal vault.
On Tuesday, Camilla wore the tiara, which previously belonged to Elizabeth, for the first time. famously wore it during her visit to Singapore in 1989 and during the China Welcome to the UK in 2015.
Originally, the George VI tiara was added to a sapphire set that includes a necklace, bracelet, three rings and drop earrings. — in 1963. The necklace was purchased for the Belgian princess Louise in the late 19th century but ended up in the royal vault after she sold her jewels to pay her debts, according to daily mail.
Princess Kate also attended with her husband, Prince Williamchoosing to wear the Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot tiara, which she paired with a white jeweled dress.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, 40, greeted Ramaphosa, 70, at London’s Corinthia Hotel earlier Tuesday before heading to the Horse Guards parade, where Charles and Camilla showed off the splendor of the British state.
The royals then escorted the President of South Africa via London to Buckingham Palace in a royal carriage before having a private dinner and an exhibition at the Picture Gallery of items from the Royal Collection. Ramaphosa later visited Westminster Abbey to lay a wreath at the grave. unknown warrior and examined the memorial stone of Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
Queen consort Camilla The fashion moment came just days after she paid tribute to the late monarch, who died on September 8 at the age of 96, while addressing guests during a royal reception.
The former Duchess of Cornwall has welcomed a group of young writers who entered the Commonwealth Queen’s Essay Competition to join her at Buckingham Palace.
“I cannot begin without paying tribute to my dear mother-in-law, Her late Majesty, whom we think a lot about today and whom we all miss so much.” Camille said. “Throughout her remarkable reign, his vision of improving the lives and prospects of all Commonwealth citizens, as you know, remained very close to her heart.”
Camilla continued, “Over the past few months, my husband and I have received great comfort from the messages of condolence that we have received and continue to receive from all over the world. They reminded us that the written word has a unique ability to unite, heal, soothe and inspire hope even in the midst of grief.”
Charles’s wife praised Elizabeth’s “enduring love for the Commonwealth”, noting the more than 50 countries that make up “this wonderful, extraordinary, richly diverse association of independent and equal nations and friends.”
Before Elisabeth’s d*ath on September 8 at the age of 96, she officially announced her plans for Camilla’s participation in the monarchy during her platinum jubilee celebrations in February. At the time, an insider spoke exclusively about how Camilla’s relationship with her mother-in-law had changed since her marriage to Charles in 2005.
“Through her dedication and dedication to The Firm, she has more than proven to her that she has what it takes,” the source said. Us weekly. “Camilla definitely grew up on Elizabeth II, more than ever during [coronavirus] pandemic. She really improved her game and willingly took a hands-on approach to additional responsibilities.”
However, earlier this month the royal expert Chris Anderson disclosed exclusively Us that Elizabeth’s approval of Camilla as consort may have originally been due to a deal the king made with his mother after Prince Andrew scandal. After the late queen allegedly used money intended for her heir to help settle the Duke of York’s lawsuit, Anderson said Charles realized it was “the perfect time” to support Camilla.
“So, in a tacit implicit deal, it was a compromise,” the royal author said. Us. “And this announcement was made … it was very sharp, as you remember, it was something [that took] all by surprise, … she was so opposed to Camilla ever becoming queen for decades and decades, that this, this was a complete reversal, [and] what I think [it] shocked many.
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