Queen Camilla paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II by gorgeous in one among her favourite tiaras.
Camilla, 76, was seen sporting the Women of Nice Britain and Eire crown whereas attending a reception in honor of King Charles III’s first go to to London after his coronation on Wednesday, October 18. She paired the tiara — which options diamonds set in silver and gold — with a glittery Bruce Oldfield robe completed with puffy sleeves and complex beading, a silver clutch and a diamond necklace and matching earrings that additionally as soon as belonged to Elizabeth.
Camilla beforehand wore the identical Bruce Oldfield gown in March at a state banquet in Germany. On the time, she paired it with the Greville Tiara, a diamond necklace and glamorous earrings.
That is the primary time Camilla has worn the Women of Nice Britain and Eire tiara since Elizabeth’s demise in September 2022.
The tiara was initially a marriage reward to Queen Mary, in 1893. She altered the crown to characteristic diamonds as a substitute of the 14 pearls that beforehand topped it. (The pearls have been later used within the Lover’s Knot Tiara, which was Princess Diana’s favourite crown. Princess Kate now calls it her favourite as properly.)
In 1947, Mary handed the crown to her granddaughter, Elizabeth, as a present on her nuptials to Prince Phillip. All through her reign, she usually donned the headpiece and it was even featured on the nation’s forex. It was often called one among her favourite crowns to put on.
Oldfield, 73, additionally designed her coronation gown for Charles III’s Could ceremony. For the occasion, she rocked an ivory robe that includes gold embroidery together with her official “CR” emblem, in addition to depictions of the couple’s two Jack Russell terrier canines.
In a Could interview with The Guardian, Oldfield opened up about designing for Camilla. “I’ve been designing for her for 13 years. So for extra years than I did for Diana, really,” he mentioned.
Oldfield recalled when he met Camilla in 2010. “It was the time when she’d fallen down in Scotland and sprained her ankle … As a result of she couldn’t stroll round, she sat in a chair, they usually put half a dozen chairs round her, and her stewards introduced 5 or 6 individuals at a time to take a seat and discuss to her.” The designer continued, “They introduced me alone. And she or he mentioned: ‘Now, Bruce, I feel it’s time that we really made a number of attire, don’t you?’”
Since, she’s worn his designs throughout photoshoots, on the 2016 on the State Opening of Parliament, the 2021 premiere of No Time to Die and extra.
The royal household has labored with Oldfield for many years. Diana — who died in 1997 at age 36 — made the designer a favourite within the ‘80s and sported a number of of his robes by way of the years.