Queen Camilla Continued a Royal Tradition by Re-Wearing Her Coronation Dress
Queen Camilla wore the same dress she debuted at the king's coronation in May 2023, an exquisite and poignant masterpiece by British designer Bruce Oldfield, for the occasion.
While the royal family is known for re-wearing their garments (Kate Middleton and Prince William, as well as Meghan Markle), Camilla's repeating the dress places her firmly in a royal tradition that includes the late Queen Elizabeth II.
According to People, Queen Elizabeth wore the coronation gown designed by Norman Hartnell for her 1953 coronation six times, including the opening of Parliaments in New Zealand, Australia, and Sri Lanka in 1954 and Canada in 1957.
Camilla's dress had flower embroidery to show her love of nature and gardening, as well as two dogs to represent her rescue pups, according to Oldfield.
She also wore the deep crimson velvet Robe of State, which dates back to the 15th century, as well as the George VI State Diadem, which has 1,333 diamonds and 169 pearls and was produced for King George IV's coronation in 1821.
Camilla also wore a red poppy as she disembarked the Diamond Jubilee State Coach. The poppy is a symbol of Remembrance Day, which is coming up next weekend and honours service soldiers who perished during World War I.