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Duchess Camilla surprises in seriously striking midi dress and fans are obsessed

The Duchess looked very elegant

The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception to celebrate the Commonwealth Diaspora of the UK on Thursday, looking splendid in a printed MaxMara dress that caught the attention of royal fans. The Duchess, 74, looked radiant in the frock as she greeted attendees at the event.

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The striking dress featured an eye-catching red and cream colour palette, a dynamic yet youthful geometric print, three-quarter length sleeves, a midi length and a subtle V-neck. The royal slipped on a pair of Chanel two-tone mid-heel pumps in shades of nude and black, which elevated her summer-ready ensemble.

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Duchess Camilla wore her blonde hair down in a carefully coiffed blow-dry and clasped a dazzling red and white printed clutch bag that boasted a mosaic-like pattern. She opted for a glamorous makeup look, consisting of a radiant skin glow, some dark pink lipstick, a light powdering of blush and some subtle eyeshadow.

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Fans online were quick to pen their admiration for Duchess Camilla’s number. “I love it! One of her best new outfits,” said one, while another added: “Wow she looks great. The dress is so beautiful and it makes her look so young and fresh.” A third agreed, saying: “This is my favourite dress that she has ever worn.” A fourth penned: “She looks beautiful. I love that dress.”

Duchess Camilla looked beautiful 

The dress, which was made in Morocco, is sadly no longer to buy online, but that certainly hasn’t stopped us from finding a great alternative.  

The royal wore a fabulous frock 

Introducing MaxMara’s chic ‘Fatomu’ printed cotton midi dress, which features a similar head-turning pattern in shades of dusty navy and cream. Boasting short sleeves, side-slit pockets, a midi length, appliqué embellishments at the neck and a crystal-encrusted belt, this dress is perfect for standing out this season.

Fatomu Printed Cotton Midi Dress, £475, MaxMara


Duchess Camilla recently borrowed clothes from Prince Charles for Platinum Jubilee celebrations – and no one noticed. As she took her seat in the front row for the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday night, Camilla could be seen wearing a stylish black jacket with a fashion-forward zip up the front.

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However, as she took to the stage with her husband Charles, she had removed the overlay to reveal a beautiful embroidered gown featuring silver thread and an embellished collar and cuffs that actually belongs to her spouse. The garment is a traditional item presented to Charles during one of his visits to Saudi Arabia.

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