The Duchess of Cornwall glams up in paisley print at a reception at Buckingham Palace

Duchess Camilla stuns at the palace…

Laura Sutcliffe

The Duchess of Cornwall looked beautiful on Thursday evening a she hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate 50 years since the founding of the Man Booker Prize for fiction. Among the guests were 10 former prize winners including Julian Barnes - who won in 2011 with his novel The Sense of an Ending - and Eleanor Catton, who became the youngest winner at the age of 28 in 2013 with her novel The Luminaries. Camilla, 70, wore a mid-length dress which was constructed from a sheer fabric, emblazoned with a paisley print in dark blue, red and white. She wore a pearl choker and her favourite Chanel pumps and wore her blonde hair in a bouffant style with plenty of volume.

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Duchess Camilla joined guests to celebrate 50 years since the Man Booker Prize

It's certainly been a manically busy week for the mother–of-two – she has just returned from a whistle-stop tour of Wales with her husband Prince Charles. The pair had an action-packed trip where they visited a variety of different landmarks and met with the people who reside and work there.

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On Wednesday evening, the royal couple popped in to the Strand Hall and greeted members of the public as they arrived. The 70-year old wore a gorgeous cream shirt dress which boasted a wide lapel at the neckline, a 20s-style drop waist and a fabulous pleated skirt. Camilla added a selection of some of her favourite accessories, including her dove-grey tote bag and impressive collection of her precious pearl jewellery.

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Later on that day, Charles and Camilla enjoyed some downtime and went for a romantic stroll in the evening sun. The Duchess made a quick change and wore a pretty cocktail-style dress in one of her favourite tones – icy blue. The dress had a blooming lovely touch – it was adorned in a ditzy floral print and she teamed it with a pair of her favourite nude high heels by Sole Bliss.

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