Queen Camilla absolutely shines in a matching dress and tiara for the state banquet

laura sutcliffe

On tuesday night, Queen consort Camilla accompanied King Charles at the state banquet held at Buckingham Palace in honor of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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The banquet marks a significant milestone in Camilla’s royal career; it is the first that she attends as queen consort.

The 74-year-old wowed viewers in a royal blue lace evening gown by Bruce Oldfield. She wore her signature blonde hair in a voluminous style and the crowning glory of hers was the tiara – what a stunning piece; she was the late queen’s sapphire and diamond tiara and she also wore the monarch’s matching necklace and bracelet.

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The mother-of-two was on the same day at the South African President’s Welcome Ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London.

Camilla wore the late Queen’s sapphire and diamond tiara

For the special occasion, Camilla wore a striking blue ensemble by her favorite designer, Fiona Clare. The elegant button-down model sported a structured collar and was perfectly teamed with a matching leather bag and gloves, ensuring that all eyes were on her as she greeted President Cyril Ramaphosa in style. Camilla completed her striking outfit with a blue feathered beret from Philip Treacy, a royal-approved milliner.

The queen consort looked fabulous in her blue ensemble.

The queen consort often turns to Fiona Clare when she has a special occasion to dress up. Dressing royalty is a true pinnacle moment in any designer’s career, and Fiona couldn’t be happier. She previously told him HELLO! “At the stage I am at in my career, there have been many highlights, but the day I got a call from Jacqui Meakin, HRH Dressmaker to Her The Duchess of Cornwall, was a jewel in the crown! !”

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She added: “I feel so proud to be a part of her team and I love creating for her, it’s a wonderful feeling to see her in a photograph looking amazing.”

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