Special outfit for the big entrance
Special outfit for the big moment: Duchess Camilla accompanied Prince Charles to the opening of Parliament in a blue combination.
Prince Charles (73) represented Queen Elizabeth II (96) at the opening of the British Parliament. At the appearance, which the press described as a “historic moment”, the heir to the throne was accompanied by his son, Prince William (39), and his wife, Duchess Camilla (74). She chose a special wardrobe for the important event.
The Duchess of Cornwall wore a navy blue A-line coat with white floral appliqués down the front to the State Opening. To do this, she combined a large hat, also navy blue, with a white ribbon. Her bright pumps were decorated with a dark tip.
Camilla trusts this designer
According to “Express”, Camilla’s coat should be custom made by designer Fiona Clare. The 74-year-old, who at the request of the queen should hold the title “Queen Consort” in the future, wears outfits from the fashion designer again and again.
While Prince Charles delivered the speech on behalf of his mother in uniform, Prince William appeared in an elegant suit at the opening of Parliament.
The Queen canceled at short notice
Elizabeth II had canceled her participation in the opening of Parliament on Monday at short notice. In a statement from Buckingham Palace, which was also available to the “Daily Mail”, it said that Her Majesty was still struggling with mobility problems and had now “reluctantly” made this decision. She is said to have watched the ceremony at Windsor Castle on television, British media reports.
With two exceptions, the Queen always opened Parliament during her 70-year reign. In 1959 and 1963 she gave up due to her pregnancies with Prince Andrew (62) and Prince Edward (58) respectively. For Prince Charles, it was the first time he gave the speech at the opening of Parliament. It is seen as an important step in his taking on even more responsibility in the monarchy.