Duchess of Cornwall opts for holiday must-have handbag at sunny engagement

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The Duchess of Cornwall opted for a gorgeous holiday must-have handbag for a recent engagement.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall always wins in the style stakes and now that the coronavirus lockdown has eased she is certainly making the most of being seen out and about in public again.

The Duchess has been seen a number of times over the last few weeks as she has been carrying out important engagements, making visits with Prince Charles and even celebrated her birthday with a lovely photoshoot out in the Clarence House gardens.

And as always the Duchess looked fabulous as she pulled off her elegant but fashionable sense of style.

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But it seems, just like all of us, that the Duchess may be missing being able to get away on summer holiday, as it looks like she’s broken out her holiday wardrobe for summer engagements.

Duchess Camilla attended a royal engagement in Cornwall earlier this week alongside her husband the Prince of Wales, where she was seen sporting a chic bamboo handbag.

The Heidi Klein number looks perfect for sunny days wandering around cobbled streets or even days at the beach with a cocktail in hand.

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Duchess Camilla accompanied the bag with a gorgeous pale blue checked short-sleeved dress and a pair of pointed tan heels.

Their Royal Highnesses have begun their annual visit to Devon and Cornwall at Tintagel Castle! 🏰,’ Clarence House wrote alongside a photo of the Duke and Duchess in Cornwall.

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The castle is one of more than 270 ancient monuments scheduled by @englishheritage across the Duchy’.

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