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Queen Camilla’s outfit choices since she became Queen Consort have been especially stunning and she shone in a chic white coat and a once-favored citrine brooch for a major festive event.
- The Queen Consort stepped out in a wintry white coat and brought out her beautiful citrine brooch for a carol service at Westminster Abbey.
- This particular brooch was often worn in the early years of her marriage to King Charles and it was the perfect choice for this festive occasion.
- This royal news comes as we revealed King Charles’ ‘holy’ Christmas present for the first time in his reign and he’s not the only monarch to have been blessed with it.
On December 15 King Charles and Queen Camilla prioritized family unity amid the release of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix docuseries release and joined many other members of the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey. For the second year in a row Kate Middleton hosted a Royal Carols: Together At Christmas carol service.
This year’s service featured special tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth and recognized the selfless efforts of families, communities and individuals across the UK. The service will be broadcast for people to watch at home on Christmas Eve and for this special festive event Queen Camilla went all out.
Queen Camilla’s outfit choices have become even more stunning since she became Queen Consort and the carol service saw her wow in a chic bright white coat. Underneath appeared to be a leopard print dress, contrasting wonderfully with the classic and elegant coat that featured a simple collar and ever-so-slightly puffed shoulders.
Opting for simple yet eye-catching jewelry, Queen Camilla brought back a brooch that she’d once been pictured wearing a lot in the early years of her marriage. Set with beautiful amber and brown-toned stones, the Court Jeweller (opens in new tab) reports that these are geometric-cut citrines arranged in a very Art Deco-esque style. Over the years it's some have also suggested that they could instead be topazes.
Either way, the Court Jeweller notes that this particular style was very popular in the 1930s especially and suggest that the diamond section at the top is a pin fastening. As per the Court Jeweller, the Queen Mother was pictured wearing something very similar in 1938.
Back then the Queen Mother wore what seems to possibly be this brooch as the pendant of a pearl necklace when she visited Battersea. Many royal jewelry items like some of the late Queen Elizabeth’s tiaras were once something else.
Even if this wasn’t the exact same piece, though, the citrine brooch has been a firm favorite of Queen Camilla’s for many years. She especially enjoyed wearing it in the first few years after she married King Charles in 2005. Queen Camilla opted for the citrine brooch for a visit to High Close School in 2007.
She also wore it that year to a service held at Westminster Abbey to celebrate Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Both of these occasions took place in November and she kept to this theme in 2009 when she wore it again during an official visit to Canada.
The citrine is beautifully autumnal-toned and so it perhaps suits being worn in November, especially as this birthstone for this month is either citrines or topazes. The recent re-appearance of this accessory marks a change for the Queen as she wore it during December instead, but it shimmered all the brighter worn on her chic white coat which made for the perfect combination at this prominent festive event.
Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.
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