Queen Camilla brings back Queen Elizabeth’s modern must-have accessory in Scotland and she’s making it work for her!

Queen Camilla brought back Queen Elizabeth's iconic accessory as she braved the rain in Edinburgh during Royal Week

Queen Camilla brought back Queen Elizabeth's must-have accessory. Seen here she visits Poundbury
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Queen Camilla brought back Queen Elizabeth’s modern must-have accessory in Scotland and she’s making it work for her during Royal Week 2023. 

Just two months after their coronation, King Charles and Queen Camilla have arrived in Scotland for Royal Week 2023. Taking place every year usually between late June and early July, the week is also known as Holyrood Week and sees the monarch travel to different regions in Scotland, undertaking engagements that honor Scottish culture, achievements and communities. 

There is also traditionally a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse during the week as well, meaning the opportunity to get a glimpse at some pretty spectacular occasion wear outfits. Even before this Queen Camilla has wowed with her practical yet chic look as she and King Charles visited the Jubilee Gates.

Queen Camilla at Holyroodhouse

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Double Breasted Trench Coat with Recycled Polyester | $87/£69 | M&S 

Double Breasted Trench Coat with Recycled Polyester | $87/£69 | M&S 

Recreate Queen Camilla's elegant rainy day look with this classic double breasted trench coat. With a belted waist and shoulder epaulettes adding extra structure, this can be dressed down with jeans or used as a beautiful outwear piece over a chic midi dress.

These have been installed to mark the late Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee and given the rainy weather, it’s perhaps no surprise Queen Camilla brought back her mother-in-law's modern must-have accessory. 

Her Majesty opted for a classic pale cream trench coat to help keep her warm and dry with a tie-waist belt accentuating her silhouette. The tie details were echoed on the cuffs and the bottom of the coat flared out to her knees with its elegant A-line shape. She paired the trench coat with elegant cream heels and the neutral-tone coordination didn’t stop there.

Helping to protect her outfit from the rain she chose to bring back one of Queen Elizabeth’s favorites - the clear umbrella!

Queen Elizabeth II attends day two of Royal Ascot

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Birdcage Silver Umbrella | $31/£25 | Fulton

Birdcage Silver Umbrella | $31/£25 | Fulton

Described by Fulton as a "real fashion icon", this birdcage umbrella features a stunning silver trim. Practical and chic, this is a brilliant go-to for rainy days and the neutral color-way can be paired with so many outfits. 

Queen Elizabeth was generally only seen holding clear birdcage-style umbrellas throughout her reign and is understood to have bespoke ones created by Fulton. Each one featured a strip of color along the bottom edge that consistently perfectly matched her iconic color-block outfits, from bright blue to soft silver.

It was a similarly silvery gray option that Queen Camilla chose for Day 2 of Royal Week, which complimented the neutral tones of her outerwear and shoes. Seemingly taking a leaf out of Queen Elizabeth’s style book, this wasn’t the first time Queen Camilla’s decided to use what appears to be another Fulton umbrella.

Queen Camilla meets one of the riding school horses

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She wore a clear and black one to Cheltenham Festival earlier this year and the silver one again back in October 2020. Both practical and fashionable, these are stunning accessory choices, with the birdcage silver umbrella from Fulton costing just £25. 

Elsewhere in the day she and King Charles were inside away from the elements during a visit to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Here they celebrated 75 years of the NHS as Queen Camilla met both new parents and members of staff at Simpsons Centre for Reproductive Health.

Queen Camilla speaks with patients as she visits NHS Lothian's Medicine of the Elderly Meaningful Activity Centre

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Whilst King Charles discovered more about the vital facilities and support given by Lothian’s Medicine of the Elderly Meaningful Activity Center. Their busy day of engagements comes ahead of a Service of Thanksgiving on July 5 where King Charles will receive the honors of Scotland - the oldest crown jewels in the UK.

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with seven 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.