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Queen Consort Camilla glitters in matching dress and tiara for state banquet

A royal first for Camilla…

queen consort camilla wears tiara and blue dress
Laura Sutcliffe
Laura SutcliffeFashion and Beauty News Editor
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On Tuesday evening, Queen Consort Camilla accompanied King Charles at the state banquet held at Buckingham Palace in South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s honour.

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The banquet marks a significant milestone in Camilla's royal career; it's the very first she has attended as the Queen Consort.

Queen Consort Camilla wearing blue and King Charles at the state banquet© Photo: Getty Images

The 74-year-old wowed onlookers wearing a royal blue lace evening dress by Bruce Oldfield. She wore her trademark blonde hair in a voluminous style and her crowning glory was the tiara - what a stunning piece; it was the late Queen's sapphire and diamond tiara and she also wore the monarch's matching necklace and bracelet.

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The mother-of-two was out earlier that day at the Ceremonial Welcome of South Africa's President on Horse Guards Parade in London.

queen camilla wearing tiara© Photo: Getty Images

Camilla wore the late Queen's sapphire and diamond tiara

For the special occasion, Camilla wore an eye-catching blue ensemble by her go-to designer, Fiona Clare. The smart, button-down number boasted a structured collar and was perfectly offset by a leather bag and matching gloves, ensuring all eyes were on her as she greeted President Cyril Ramaphosa in style. Camilla completed her eye-catching outfit with a blue feather beret by royal-approved milliner Philip Treacy.

queen camilla prince william and kate middleton© Photo: Getty Images

The Queen Consort looked fabulous in her blue ensemble

The Queen Consort often heads to Fiona Clare when she has a special occasion to dress up for. Dressing royalty is a true pinnacle moment in any designer's career, and Fiona couldn't be happier. She previously told HELLO! "At the stage I am in my career, there have been many highlights, but the day I received a call from Jacqui Meakin - HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's dresser - was a jewel in the crown!"

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She added: "I feel very proud to be one of her team and absolutely love creating for her, it is a wonderful feeling to see her in a photograph looking amazing."

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