Duchess Camilla wows in special birthday photoshoot - and there's a romantic nod to Prince Charles

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has wowed fans in a lovely photoshoot for her birthday.

Duchess Camilla is celebrating her birthday today, so in honour of the royal Clarence House shared a lovely photo on their Instagram page.

The stunning photo, which was taken in the gardens of her and Prince Charles’ home Clarence House, shows the Duchess enjoying spending time among nature in their lovely outdoor area.

A new photograph of The Duchess of Cornwall has been released to mark Her Royal Highness’s 73rd birthday tomorrow,’ wrote Clarence House by the photo.

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The photo was taken earlier this week in the garden of Clarence House’.

And as always, the Duchess looked fabulous as she stunned in a striking blue dress.

The beautiful frock, which she was also spotted in earlier this week as she met with young carers at Youth Action Wiltshire’s activity centre, is perfect for summer with its relaxed fit and loose elbow-length sleeves.

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We also love the high neck and stylish zip feature at the front which makes for a slightly more edgy and contemporary look.

And while this is a gorgeous pick for a birthday dress, it turns out that it is also quite close to the Duchess’s heart, as there is a special meaning behind her choice.

In a romantic nod to husband Prince Charles, who Duchess Camilla tied the knot with back in 2005, she chose a dress by the same designer who made her wedding dress.

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The striking blue number was made by luxury fashion designer Anna Valentine, who designed the Duchess’s regal wedding dress that she wore 15 years ago.

How lovely!

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