Queen Camilla oozes Christmas spirit as she meets Santa in festive red dress at special charity event

Queen Camilla met with some festive guests at a very important event

Queen Camilla oozes Christmas spirit
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Queen Camilla looked suitably festive in a bold red dress as she met with Santa Claus and his reindeer at a very special children's charity event. 

With Santa Claus himself arriving at Clarence House with a real-life reindeer in tow, Camilla joined with children supported by Helen & Douglas House and Ronald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity to decorate the Christmas tree at the royal residence. 

The charities work to support terminally ill children and children with complex health needs and Camilla gathered with young charity users to hang decorations on the tree, with Father Christmas joining in too. 

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Queen Camilla, who is a patron of both of the UK-based charities for unwell children, looked festive in a merry red wool crepe dress by Fiona Clare as she thanked charity staff for all they do for the families in need at the annual event. 

Addressing attendees and wishing them all a joyous Christmas, the Queen Consort said, "It’s always a treat for me to start the Christmas season here, it literally kicks it off for us. 

"I’d really like to say a huge thank you to all of you because I’m sure all the parents here are so indebted to what both the charities do for your lovely children.

"So I'd just like to wish you all a very, very happy Christmas," she added.

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Camilla beamed as she patted reindeer Dancer and Blitzen, with the Band of the Welsh Guards performing traditional festive tunes as the guests gathered for the Christmassy event. 

Plenty of royal fans were quick to applaud the Queen Consort after seeing footage and snaps from the lovely day, with many praising her for her charity work. 

"This is so wonderful. King Charles III reign is going to be great. They are doing a good job. Reaching out to their subjects especially those who are in need," one wrote.

"Our late Queen would be so proud of our Queen Camilla. Well done to her, she is doing an amazing job supporting our King. I love them both," another added, suggesting that Queen Elizabeth II would be thrilled to see the work Charles and Camilla are conducting.

"She is so wonderful with children. Her grandchildren must love being around her ❤️," one more chipped in.

Caitlin Elliott
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Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.