Queen Camilla radiates elegance in a unique white scalloped dress for important event

The Queen Consort hosted a reception on Wednesday to bring awareness to the 'pandemic' of violence against women

Queen Camilla glows in white scalloped dress at Buckingham Palace
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Queen Camilla looked radiant as ever in a stunning white scalloped dress as she held a reception at Buckingham Palace to raise awareness about the violence against women. 

  • Queen Camilla wore a stunning white dress with a scalloped neckline at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, where she was joined by 300 guests for an important event. 
  • The Queen Consort hosted a reception to bring awareness to domestic abuse and violence against women, as part of the United Nations' campaign, 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. 
  • In other royal news, Meghan Markle giving up reality TV because of her 'own level of drama'.

Queen Camilla radiated elegance at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, arriving at the iconic London residence in an all-white outfit to host a very important reception. 

The 75-year-old was joined by VIPs from around the world for a conference highlighting the issue of domestic abuse and violence against women - a cause that has long been close to the royal icon's heart. 

The event was arranged as part of the United Nations' annual campaign, '16 days of activism again gender-based violence', and welcomed over 300 guests, including Queen Rania of Jordan, Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska, and the Spice Girls' Mel B. 

Queen Camilla wore an ivory ensemble for the high-profile reception, greeting attendees in a white dress with a high-neck and central frilly parting. The gown's delicate finish had similarities with Kate Middleton's polka dot silk blouse, suggesting the two women may be sharing royal style tips behind the scenes. 

Camilla paired the long-sleeved dress with knee-high black riding boots and clip-on pearl earrings while keeping her blonde hair in its signature style. 

Camilla

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The royal consort delivered a powerful speech at the event, in which she highlighted the prevalence of violence against women and shared poignant stories of the victims who had become 'victors' by speaking out about their experiences. 

Queen Camilla also listed several women who had been murdered at the hands of a stranger or somebody they knew, before adding, "We refuse to be desensitized by cold facts and figures and we resolve to keep the names and the memories of these women alive." 

Camilla

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The audience included the family of Sabina Nessa, a 28-year-old woman who was murdered in September 2021, and the sisters of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, who were stabbed to death in June 2020.

"We are uniting today to confront, rightly, what has . . . been called a global pandemic of violence against women," Camilla said. "Faced with such challenges, it can be hard to know what practical steps we can take to even begin to make a difference.

“Over the years, in my previous role, I had the privilege of meeting many survivors of rape and domestic abuse; and of sharing in the sorrow of people who had lost family members to violence. And again and again, I heard that two of the most powerful ways in which to help were to remember and to listen." 

Emma Dooney
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