Queen Camilla’s favorite tiara is magnificent with shimmering gown in Berlin as she wears it for the first time as Queen

Queen Camilla's favorite tiara was the perfect choice for a State Banquet in Berlin paired with a beautiful dropped-waist gown

Queen Camilla’s favorite tiara as she attends a State Banquet at Bellevue Palace
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Queen Camilla’s favorite tiara is magnificent with her shimmering embroidered gown in Berlin as she wears it for the first time as Queen. 

On March 29 the King and Queen Consort made their first State Visit to Germany since taking on their new titles last year and Queen Camilla pulled out all the style stops. The royal couple attended a State Banquet at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin that evening. For this important occasion, Queen Camilla’s favorite tiara was showcased as she brought back the late Queen Mother’s magnificent Boucheron Tiara for the first time since she became Queen. 

Also known as the Greville Tiara or the Boucheron Tiara, it was once owned by Dame Margaret Greville. She reportedly left it to the late Queen Mother in her will - just as she did with the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara which Princess Eugenie wore on her wedding day.

Camilla, Queen Consort poses at the Bellevue Palace

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It’s understood that the design was altered over the years and it was supposedly the Queen Mother’s idea to add in the iconic raised sections. When she passed away in 2002, this passed to her daughter and became one of Queen Elizabeth’s tiaras though it became Queen Camilla’s favorite tiara of choice during her time as Duchess of Cornwall. 

She wore it to everything from a diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace in 2017 to a dinner during the Commonwealth Heads of Government 2013 Opening Ceremony in 2013. For the State Banquet in Berlin Queen Camilla paired this amazing piece with the late Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Fringe Necklace and a black and silver Bruce Oldfield gown with silver embroidery which brought out the shine of the diamonds.

Camilla, Queen Consort attends a State Banquet at Schloss Bellevue

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Bruce Oldfield designs are another of the Queen’s favorite style items and earlier that day Queen Camilla looked chic in a bold head-to-toe blue outfit which was also one of his. For the banquet her gown was floor-length and black with a daring dropped-waist bodice design and silver detailing in a vine-like pattern. 

She paired it with a simple black clutch bag and also appeared to be holding black gloves. As well as the necklace, Queen Camilla also wore another nod to Queen Elizabeth in the form of a Queen’s Family Order brooch, which was the sovereign’s highest order of merit. 

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort attend a State Banquet

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She also wore the Grand Cross of the Federal Order of Merit given to her by the German President and The Garter Star of Queen Victoria’s Family Order. It’s only at very formal occasions such as State Banquets that fans ever get a glimpse of the Royal Family wearing gorgeous tiaras with their long gowns.

Unless there is another State occasion before King Charles’ coronation day the next time we see Her Majesty wearing one could be when Queen Camilla’s coronation crown is worn. The recent banquet was hosted by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and King Charles made a powerful speech celebrating the friendship between Germany and the UK.

President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and First Lady Elke Büdenbender welcome King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort to Bellevue Palace

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“The relationship between Germany and the United Kingdom matters greatly to me, too, Mr President, and I am more convinced than ever of its enduring value to us all. It means so much to us that my wife and I could come to Germany for this very first overseas tour of my reign,” he declared. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!