Princess Diana's favorite designer set to make Queen Consort Camilla's coronation gown

Ahead of the King's Coronation, Queen Consort Camilla has chosen the designer she wants to create her gown

Queen Consort Camilla has picked a designer loved by Diana
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Queen Camilla has picked Diana’s favorite designer for her coronation gown after they became ‘firm friends.'

Queen Consort Camilla has reportedly picked a fashion designer who was also loved by Princess Diana to make her coronation gown. 

According to The Sun, Bruce Oldfield is secretly working for Camilla after they became ‘firm friends’. 

While Bruce is keeping the details under wraps, an insider told the publication, “Camilla has a very close friendship with Bruce spanning many years so in many ways it is the natural and obvious choice.

“Camilla trusts Bruce because he has really delivered on dresses for so many important occasions recently for her.”

Princess Diana and Bruce Oldfield

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Camilla will wear the gown when stands alongside King Charles in Westminster Abbey on May 6.

Bruce’s previous work includes some iconic outfits worn by Princess Diana in the 1980s - including a particularly striking power suit.

He first met the late princess through charity Barnado's where she was president from 1984 to 1996, and a friendship grew.

Prince William and Harry’s mother famously wore a Bruce Oldfield black velvet evening gown for an official portrait by Lord Snowdon, and at the first-night gala opening of Les Miserables at the Barbican center in 1985.

Princess Diana wearing designer Bruce

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The dress has since been auctioned off for charity, going for around $59,000 (£50,000).

Opening up about styling Diana, Bruce previously said, “When I look back, it was relentless for her. We did dress her up like she was going to a wedding every day.”

Since the 80s, the designer has gone on to make dresses for stars such as Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift.

He has also become a close friend of Camilla and dressed her in a beautiful outfit for the State Opening of Parliament in 2015, as well as the James Bond premiere of No Time To Die two years ago.

He was awarded an OBE in 1990, and previously said, “I gave Diana her glamour and Camilla her confidence.”

Camilla, Queen Consort, joined by King Charles III, speaks as she hosts a reception at Clarence House for authors, members of the literary community and representatives of literacy charities, to celebrate the second anniversary of The Reading Room on February 23, 2023 in London, England. The Reading Room, which was official launched by the Queen Consort 2 years ago, champions literacy and encourages readers to find new literature.

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This comes after it was revealed Camilla wore a crown brooch costing a huge $39,000 (£33,000) at a recent event.

The Queen Consort recently hosted a reception for well-known authors at Clarence House for 'Camilla’s Reading Room' which is now a charity.

According to Steven Stone, the crown brooch has been valued at an incredible $39K (£33K), with Diamond expert Maxwell Stone telling the Daily Express about the piece.

He said, "The silver brooch features a band studded with sapphire, ruby, and emerald.

"The Tudor crown is particularly symbolic as it stylizes King Charles III's cypher."

Naomi Bartram
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Naomi is a news and lifestyle journalist and digital content creator with bylines in The Independent, The Sun, Cosmopolitan, and Fabulous. She covers a range of topics and currently works at Heart Radio in London.