Prince Charles, in place of Queen Elizabeth II, read the “Queen’s Speech”: at his side a very elegant Camilla
This year’s historic opening ceremony of the English Parliament: for the first time since 1963 to read, in front of the assembled House (that of Lords and Municipalities) the Queen’s Speechthe British government program, was not there Queen Elizabeth II but, in his stead, the son Charles, the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the other Commonwealth realms. A decision, poorly digested by the 96-year-old sovereign, imposed by doctors as a precaution due to the various ailments that afflict Elizabeth II.
So, as mentioned, instead of the Queen, to read the “Queen’s Speech” in Westminster, seat of the British Parliament, next to the crown symbolically placed on a pillow, the son Charleshis wife Camilla Parker Bowlesincreasingly present alongside her husband at official events, and the Prince William: in short, the future face of the British Monarchy.
Meanwhile, waiting to take Queen Elizabeth’s place on the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, it just copies the look.
Camilla’s signature look and accessories
After the bicolor outfit for the Easter Mass, Camilla Parker Bowles chose the total blue for this historic occasion, almost a sort of dress rehearsal of her future role as consort of the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: she showed off a knee-length ultramarine blue dresswith a coordinated overcoat, embellished with white embroidery on the chest and sleeves.
The Duchess embellished the look with a necklace of pearls and a wide-brimmed hat and combining the dress with a midnight blue squared blue handbag with a central zip by Chanela brand he adores, of which he also wore his most iconic shoes, the two-tone décolleté with contrasting tip.
So, no breaking the rules or novelties, all in the wake of continuity: in fact, the elegant and sober outfits of the Duchess of Cornwall they seem to trace that unmistakable and peculiar style of Elizabeth II which made it a style icon.