Queen Camilla sparkles in stunning tiara and sparkling Bruce Oldfield gown for state banquet in Germany
Queen Consort Camilla stunned in a sparkling tiara on Wednesday evening as she joined her husband King Charles at a state banquet in honour of their visit to Germany.
The formal dinner, which was held at the German president's Bellevue Palace, saw Camilla dress elegantly in a show-stopping black and silver Bruce Oldfield gown, accessorising with the Boucheron diamond Tiara and the late Queen’s fringed diamond necklace.
Her Majesty also wore the the Grand Cross (Special Class) of the Federal Order of Merit, awarded to her earlier in the day by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and completed her look, with her usual blonde blow-dry and soft, natural makeup.
King Charles, meanwhile, looked smart in a coat and tails. Wednesday evening's state banquet follows the royal couple's first day out in Germany, which saw Camilla dressed in a chic blue coat, again by Bruce Oldfield, which she teamed with a matching Philip Treacy hat.
Her choice of shade was a sweet nod to Germany's national bloom, the cornflower. In a sentimental touch, she added a turquoise and diamond brooch from the collection of the late Queen, which was given to her by Queen Mary on her 1942 confirmation.
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Charles and Camilla were greeted by a twenty-one gun salute and a fly-past after landing at Berlin-Brandenburg Government Airport.
Their visit to Germany came after their initial trip to France was postponed amid widespread French protests over President Emmanuel Macron's retirement age reforms. President Macron said the couple's four-day state visit was likely to be rescheduled for the beginning of summer, after Downing Street confirmed the French leader had asked the British Government to postpone the trip.
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Wednesday's outing was not the first time we have seen Camilla wear a tiara as Queen Consort.
In November 2022, Her Majesty chose the beautiful George VI Sapphire tiara for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace to mark a visit from South African president Cyril Ramaphosa, and again for the Diplomatic Reception in December.
It has been confirmed that for the upcoming coronation of King Charles on May 6, Queen Consort Camilla will wear a modified version of Queen Mary’s crown, set with the Cullinan III, IV and V diamonds in tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth.
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