The royal family has used fashion over the years to communicate their messages to the public. It appears that the royal family has made a comeback following the Thursday death of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen CamillaSpread love with a small accessory
The 75-year old wore all-black for her first day as queen consort, Friday, September 9. King Charles IIIOutside Buckingham Palace, she was welcomed by well-wishers. The London native chose a classic black dress that she paired with pearls, and a diamond-encrusted brooch. The knot-shaped jewel was a symbol of unbreakable love, commitment and devotion. Charles, 73 years old, also chose dark clothing.
The couple, who were married in 2005, shared a momentous day when they took on their new titles. Prior to Her Majesty’s passing, Camilla served as the Duchess of Cornwall — a working member of the royal family. Charles was officially called the Prince of Wales. (Queen Elizabeth announced that Camilla would be the queen consort seven months prior to her death.
Also on Friday, Charles, the late queen’s eldest child, made his inaugural speech as the new monarch of the U.K. In his remarks, the British royal officially announced hisAnd Camilla’s titles and declared Prince William and Duchess Kateas the Duke and Duchess respectively. The King also expressed “love” for Prince HarryAnd Meghan Markle as they “continue to build their lives overseas.” (The couple famously decided to step back as members of the royal family in 2020.)
“I … solemnly pledge myself throughout the remaining time God grants me to uphold the constitutional principles at the heart of our nation. And wherever you may live in the United Kingdom or in the realms and territories across the world and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavor to serve you with loyalty, respect, and love as I have throughout my life,” His Majesty said.
Charles acknowledged changes in the palace and made a statement praising his mother. Then he began the period for mourning.
“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” the sovereign said in a statement. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
He continued: “During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
Queen Elizabeth died “peacefully” at her Balmoral estate in Scotland. She was 96. Her death came after her husband Prince Philip‘s passing in April 2021.