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Queen Camilla re-wears embroidered coronation gown featuring her children’s names and the George IV State Diadem crown her late mother-in-law also wore to her first State Opening of Parliament

Queen Camilla rewore her coronation gown for the state opening of parliament today.

The royal, 76,  looked elegant in her Bruce Oldfield couture gown which she paired with her late mother-in-law’s George IV State Diadem crown and necklace.

The crown, which Queen Elizabeth also wore to her first state opening of parliament,  has been passed down from monarch to monarch since George IV’s coronation in 1821 and is worn only for official occasions.

It is worn only for official occasions, such as this State Opening of Parliament.

While paying respect to her mother-in-law, Camilla also paid a subtle tribute to her loved ones on her show-stopping gown.

Queen Camilla rewore her coronation gown for the state opening of parliament today Queen Camilla rewore her coronation gown for the state opening of parliament today

Queen Camilla rewore her coronation gown for the state opening of parliament today

The royal, 76, looked elegant in her Bruce Oldfield couture gown which she first wore to the coronation (pictured) The royal, 76, looked elegant in her Bruce Oldfield couture gown which she first wore to the coronation (pictured)

The royal, 76, looked elegant in her Bruce Oldfield couture gown which she first wore to the coronation (pictured)  

The bespoke dress has the names of her two children, Tom and Laura, along with those of her grandchildren, Gus, Freddy, Louis, Eliza and Lola embroidered in.

There were also two gold terrier pups embroidered onto the gown to represent Charles and Camilla’s rescue dogs Beth and Bluebell.

The royals rescued the pooches from Battersea Dogs’ and Cats’ Home in 2017. The two adorable dogs have even made Buckingham Palace their new home.

Camilla’s ivory dress which was designed by Couturier and close friend Bruce Oldfield, who also worked closely with Diana during her time as a working Royal, was made from Peau de Soie, a silk fabric.

The gown was embellished with silver embroidery which was woven by Stephen Walters in Suffolk.

With an ivory, silver and gold colour palette, bracelet length sleeves, a strong shoulder and a wide V-neck neckline, the gown was in Camilla’s signature silhouette, a modest neckline, and an elongated waist.

Camilla also donned a Robe of State, decorated with the King’s favourite flowers, delphiniums, and lily of the valley, a favourite bloom of the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

The robe boasted hand embroidery using gold thread and depict meaningful symbols of nature, notably specific insects and flowers which hold special meaning for the couple and the wider Royal Family as a whole.

While paying respect to her mother-in-law, Camilla also paid a subtle tribute to her loved ones on her show-stopping gown. She had the names of her children and grandchildren discretely embroidering near the bottom of her skirt While paying respect to her mother-in-law, Camilla also paid a subtle tribute to her loved ones on her show-stopping gown. She had the names of her children and grandchildren discretely embroidering near the bottom of her skirt

While paying respect to her mother-in-law, Camilla also paid a subtle tribute to her loved ones on her show-stopping gown. She had the names of her children and grandchildren discretely embroidering near the bottom of her skirt

Among the flowers embroidered onto the garment were lily of the valley – which was Queen Elizabeth’s favourite bloom, lady’s mantle, myrtle, maidenhair fern, cornflowers, delphiniums and national emblems – the rose, thistle and shamrock.

Camilla’s new robe, expertly decorated by the Royal School of Needlework (of which Camilla is patron), have also been adorned with bees and beetles to reflect the Royal couple’s affection for the natural world.

Fittingly, an earlier insight into Charles’ vision of his Coronation – the event invitation – also boasted similar imagery, with depictions of flowers and insects.

Meanwhile, the crown features four crosses alternating with bouquets representing different parts of the United Kingdom: roses, thistles and shamrocks.

It features 1,333 diamonds, though it was shrunk by Queen Alexandra in 1902, who removed 11 diamonds to fit her smaller head. The Queen Mother also had it resized. 

Camilla wearing the diadem today Camilla wearing the diadem today The Queen wearing the diadem in 2015 The Queen wearing the diadem in 2015

Camilla, wearing the famous George IV State Diadem for the first time, has chosen to re-use her coronation gown, designed by Bruce Oldfield, for her first State Opening as a Queen consort. Right: The Queen wearing the diadem in 2015

Camilla also donned a Robe of State, decorated with the King's favourite flowers, delphiniums, and lily of the valley, a favourite bloom of the late Queen Elizabeth II. Camilla also donned a Robe of State, decorated with the King's favourite flowers, delphiniums, and lily of the valley, a favourite bloom of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Camilla also donned a Robe of State, decorated with the King’s favourite flowers, delphiniums, and lily of the valley, a favourite bloom of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The King paid tribute to his late mother Queen Elizabeth II today as he attended his first State Opening of Parliament as monarch.

Addressing MPs and peers in the House of Lords in what was the first King’s Speech in more than 70 years, he spoke of the ‘legacy of service and devotion’ of his ‘beloved mother’.

In paying tribute to his mother, the King was following in the footsteps of the Queen herself, who spoke warmly of her father when she opened Parliament for the first time in November 1952.

The last King’s Speech was in 1950 when King George spoke amid Britain’s involvement in the Korean War. He was too ill to open Parliament the following year and died in February 1952, with his eldest daughter Elizabeth ascending to the throne. 

Camilla opted for the queen's necklace and crown Camilla opted for the queen's necklace and crown

Camilla opted for the queen’s necklace and crown

The late queen is pictured on the way to her first state opening on parliament in 1952 The late queen is pictured on the way to her first state opening on parliament in 1952

The late queen is pictured on the way to her first state opening on parliament in 1952

 Charles showed no flicker of his own eco-consciousness as he set out Rishi Sunak’s new legislative plan to offer annual licences for gas and oil projects in the North Sea today and ease the Net Zero ‘burden’ on Brits.

 Other measures the King announced included giving police the power to enter a property without a warrant to seize stolen goods and action to tackle the use of tech in crime, such as 3D printing templates for firearms.

Charles wore the Imperial State Crown, his lengthy crimson Robe of State and Admiral of the Fleet Royal Naval dress uniform, having travelled in a carriage procession from Buckingham Palace to the House of Lords in the Diamond State Coach amid great royal fanfare. Charles wore the crown on his return journey to Buckingham Palace after his coronation

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