Queen Consort Camilla found a way to honor both the history of the British monarchy and her German hosts with her choice in royal jewels.
Camilla and her husband King Charles arrived at Hamburg’s Dammtor station on Friday morning after making the almost two-hour trip from Berlin to kick off day three of the first overseas trip of their new reign. For the occasion, the queen consort wore a matching deep navy Anna Valentine coast and dress which she accessorized with a large sapphire and diamond brooch. The jewelry holds special meaning for the trip as the piece was a gift from the German-born Prince Albert to his bride-to-be Queen Victoria on their wedding day.
This choice in jewel also comes shortly after Queen Consort Camilla brought two other special pieces out of the royal vaults for the state banquet in Germany on Wednesday night. For the dinner, she chose to wear the Greville Tiara and a diamond fringe necklace that formerly belonged to Queen Elizabeth. She paired the diamonds with a long sleeve black gown featuring silver floral embroidery by Bruce Oldfield. The Greville Tiara is clearly a favorite of Camilla’s as she’s worn it at least eight times since marrying King Charles. The piece is known for its distinctive honeycomb design.
Charles and Camilla began their trip to Germany on Wednesday morning with a twenty-one gun salute and a fly-past upon their arrival in Berlin. They were then taken to the Brandenburg Gate where they received a ceremonial welcome from President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Frau Elke Büdenbender, the first time a foreign head of state has been formally welcomed at the venue. This is the pair’s first trip to the capital city since 2020, and the king’s 29th official visit to the country. According to the palace, this trip is meant to celebrate Britain and Germany’s “shared histories, culture and values,” as well as, “provide an opportunity to look forwards and demonstrate the many ways the United Kingdom is working in partnership with Germany, whether that be to tackle climate change; respond to the conflict in Ukraine; seize trade and investment opportunities or share the best of our arts and culture.” The press release went on to note that throughout the visit the royal couple will be focused on “highlighting the importance of sustainability and community—key themes which have been embraced by citizens of both our countries. There will also be opportunities to reflect on the sacrifices and challenges of our shared past, out of which has come an enduring legacy of cooperation and reconciliation.”
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