Duchess Camilla looks stunning in a new portrait released to mark an important project

Duchess Camilla looks stunning in the newly released photograph – wearing a royal red dress to mark the occasion.

Duchess Camilla looks stunning in new portrait
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  • Duchess Camilla looks stunning in a newly-released portrait unveiled ahead of the royal's latest project for literature lovers.
  • Wearing an elegant red dress by Fiona Clare, the duchess was photographed by Hugo Burnand, who also took the photographs at her wedding to Prince Charles in 2005.
  • In other royal news, the Queen has shared a moving New Year's message of hope for 2021. 

Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, stuns in a new portrait released to mark her latest venture for literature lovers: an online 'Reading Room' that will encourage book fans to discover new reads, and connect with literary communities across the globe. 

The elegant new portrait of the duchess was taken by Hugo Burnand, who also took the wedding pictures of Camilla and Prince Charles when they married in Windsor in 2005.

The only portrait photographer in the UK to have a royal warrant, the London-based photographer also captured the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. 

Taken in the Garden Room at Clarence House, the new portrait sees the duchess cut an elegant figure in a calf-length red dress designed by Fiona Clare. 

As expected, Camilla completed the look with her signature bouncy blow-dry and fresh, pared back makeup.

An avid reader and champion of books throughout lockdown, the duchess holds seven patronages related to literature – including the National Literacy Trust. 

The duchess even shared her own recommended reads for a summer staycation back in August, encouraging royal fans to indulge in a 'welcome bit of escapism'.

Clarence House announced Camilla's exciting new project on Instagram, writing: 'Following the success of The Duchess’s book lists published in 2020, Her Royal Highness has created a brand-new reading platform.

The channel will offer new seasons of book recommendations, as well as providing exclusive insight from the authors themselves, in a community space for book lovers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.'

But we'll have to wait a little bit longer to see what the Duchess has in store for her exciting new book club – as the Winter Season of Camilla's Reading Room won't be released until 15th January.

We can't wait!

Kate McCusker

Kate is a freelance contributor to woman&home, covering everything she loves most: fashion, fiction, and fancy face cream. If she’s not working, she’s probably reading, feeding her online shopping addiction, or judging the taste level of celebrity houses (10/10 for Dakota Johnson, 2/10 for Tan France).

She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2020 with a BA in fashion journalism, and her byline has also appeared in British VogueThe Times, and Marie Claire.