Camilla pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with gifted thistle brooch

The Queen-Consort, made a special nod to Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, during a vigil for the late monarch in Scotland

Camilla's gifted thistle brooch at Edinburgh vigil pays tribute to Queen
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Camilla, Queen-Consort, paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, along with her husband Prince Philip, at the late monarch's coffin procession in Edinburgh. 

Camilla, Queen-Consort, honored both Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with her thoughtful attire during the vigil for the late monarch at St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh yesterday. 

The 75-year-old used her mourning outfit at Monday's solemn event to pay tribute to her mother and father-in-law, who passed away on September 8, 2022, and April 9, 2021, respectively. 

The touching nod comes exactly one week before the Queen's funeral is set to take place at Westminster Abbey in London. 

Camilla chose to wear the same black dress coat with white embroidery that she'd worn to Prince Philip's funeral at Windsor Castle, pairing the elegant garment with a feathered hat and a leather clutch. She also wore a four-strand pearl necklace, pearl drop earrings, a blue and gold bracelet, and her black wristwatch. 


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Camilla also wore a diamond thistle brooch that was gifted to her by the Queen. Queen Elizabeth II inherited the brooch from her own mother. The glittering accessory, which first appeared on Camilla in New Zealand 2015, was frequently seen on the Queen Mother, who loved to pin it on her wide-brimmed hats at formal engagements throughout the 1940s. She was especially prone to wearing the heirloom in Scotland, due to its connations with UK's most northern country. Not only is the thistle the nation's emblem, but it also is the base of The Order of the Thistle, Scotland's ancient order of chivalry. 

Queen Mother

Queen Mother wearing the brooch 

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Previously Camilla wore the thistle brooch in January 2021, during a recital of Robert Burns’ My Heart’s in the Highlands in honor of Burns Night. She wore it again last October to join Queen Elizabeth at the Scottish Opening of Parliament, which has since largely been considered the final event before a string of health-related cancellations in the Queen's diary. 

Emma Dooney
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