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Duchess Camilla is a vision in an electric blue dress – and very special accessories


Nicholas Murphy

The Duchess of Cornwall looked royal in a bright blue dress as she hosted a dinner party in Rwanda with her hubby Prince Charles – but have you spotted his accessories?

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Camilla and Charles were joined by Commonwealth Heads of Government at the Marriott Hotel on June 24, and the Duchess made sure she stood out from the crowd in her eye-catching dress. The photos show the royal wearing a long electric blue dress with sheer lace sleeves, which she paired with sparkling diamond earrings that were barely visible under her perfectly dried blonde curls.

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WATCH: Prince Charles and Camilla arrive in Rwanda for Commonwealth meeting

Breaking up the bold color of her dress were two important accessories – she wore the Garter Star badge, having been named Royal Dame of the Order of the Garter in December, and the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II.

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The latter features a small portrait of the Queen surrounded by diamonds and surmounted by a Tudor crown, set on a bow of pale yellow silk. The Queen has bestowed the honor privately on members of the Royal Family – including the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Anne – for their service, and they are normally worn on formal occasions.

The Duchess of Cornwall recycled her Bruce Oldfield Couture dress

For example, Duchess Camilla once paired it with a shimmering turquoise dress and tiara for a CHOGM dinner party in 2013.

After Charles posted a photo of the couple at dinner on their official Instagram account, fans rushed to compliment Camilla’s outfit. “Our beloved Duchess looked radiant,” one wrote, and another added, “Camilla looks stunning in this cobalt blue dress. One of her best evening looks so far! “

The royal was pictured wearing the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II in 2013

A third remarked: ‘Camilla looks absolutely fantastic, gorgeous, elegant’, while a fourth wrote: ‘The Duchess looked stunning last night. The garter suits her perfectly.’

The dress is the same one she wore recently for her photo shoot with vogue to mark his 75th birthday. At the time, she told the magazine that her Bruce Oldfield Couture evening dress was taken from her own wardrobe.

Buy the look:

Coast Embroidered Dress, was £179 now £143.19, Debenhams


A similar design in a purple color was previously available for purchase from John Lewis, but it is unfortunately sold out. However, royal fans can copy the Duchess’ sleek style with this lovely Coast style, which is currently on sale for £143.19.

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