Queen Consort Camilla was a picture of timeless elegance as she met novelist Sebastian Faulks at the opening of a literary festival in Scotland. Her Majesty chatted with the Birdsong and Charlotte Gray writer at the inaugural Braemar Literary Festival in Scotland on Friday night – and looked ever so stylish while doing so.
The wife of King Charles sported an autumnal velvet dress showcasing a sumptuous lapis lazuli hue, a rounded neckline, long sleeves and a high-waisted fit. The sophisticated tone of the dress highlighted her bouncy platinum blonde locks, which looked luminous under the atmospheric moody lighting of the library.
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A picture posted on Camilla’s book club Instagram account – The Reading Room – depicted the royal and the writer in conversation – with a glass of wine in hand, naturally.
The caption of the image shared via Instagram read: "Her Majesty had the pleasure of meeting bestselling Sebastian Faulks last night at the opening of the inaugural Braemar Literary Festival."
It said: "Sebastian will take to the stage today to discuss his wartime thriller, 'Charlotte Gray' with The Reading Room; while author @katemossewriter joins us tomorrow for a chat on everything from her new non-fiction, 'Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries' to her multi-million sensation, Labyrinth."
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Camilla holds more than six patronages related to literature, including the National Literacy Trust, and has presented the prestigious Booker Prize in past years.
The royal looked amazing in navy
The Reading Room, an online literary hub, was launched in January 2021, inspired by the success of the reading lists she shared during the pandemic in 2020.
Camilla shares her love of reading through the Instagram account, and has been praised by leading author Sir Philip Pullman for championing literature.
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