Duchess Camilla stuns in scarlet alongside Prince Charles as they ‘embrace’ Chinatown celebration

Duchess Camilla’s red outfit wowed the crowds as she embraced the Lunar New Year.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visit Chinatown on the occasion of the Lunar New Year
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Duchess Camilla stepped out in stunning scarlet alongside Prince Charles for their latest royal outing in Chinatown and fans were delighted to see the couple “embrace” the celebrations.  

Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles might not be the hardest-working royal of last year according to new research, but the couple have been taking an even more prominent role in recent months. From their overseas trip to Kate Middleton’s childhood home to the COP26 summit, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince of Wales are no strangers to undertaking significant engagements. Their latest took place a little closer to home as the couple traveled from Clarence House to London’s Chinatown to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year.

Duchess Camilla stunned in scarlet for this important occasion, opting for a beautiful red Fiona Clare dress, paired with a chic black cape-style jacket. Not only that, but both she and Prince Charles were draped in red scarves soon after their arrival, with the color traditionally symbolizing good fortune.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall observe some New Year Lions

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After being given a wonderful greeting with dancing lions and music, they then went on to turn their hand to calligraphy before things took a more poignant turn. Attending a meeting with members of the local community and police representatives, the Prince of Wales learnt more about the devastating impact of hate crime directed towards the Chinese and East and South-East Asian Communities and what is being done to combat this. 

Whilst Duchess Camilla spoke with staff and volunteers at the Chinese Information and Advice Centre, which provides free legal advice and advocacy to those who are disadvantaged in the UK Chinese community. And the couple’s focus on not only marking Chinese New Year 2022 but also learning more about what the local community has been facing hasn’t gone unnoticed. 

Taking to social media where a video clip and pictures of the outing were shared, many fans expressed their appreciation for how much they “embraced” all aspects of the visit, including the wearing of lucky red. 

“The Prince & The Duchess always exude such warmth & seem genuinely interested. They also seem to enjoy embracing different cultures and gladly wear the ceremonial clothes to get involved,” one fan said delightedly. 

Another simply declared, “Happy Chinese New Year 2022, year of the tiger! TRs Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall joined in with the celebrations!”

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visit Chinatown on the occasion of the Lunar New Year

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“What a lovely video of an extraordinary visit! So bright, colourful and happy... just wonderful! Thanks for sharing 🐯🐅🐅🐅”, someone else commented.

Whilst a fourth person wrote, “Love this video ❤️ Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla look so lovely Happy Chinese New Year 🐯”.

This lovely response to Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles’ visit comes as they issued a heartfelt Chinese New Year message reflecting on the year to come. 

"The blessing of the tiger brings happiness to all families in the year of the tiger,” it concluded powerfully. 

Emma Shacklock

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