King Charles’ wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, officially became Queen of England on May 6, a moment of excitement and some awkwardness.
Although a few years ago it seemed unthinkable that Camilla would occupy the British throne, she finally did, and her first appearance as queen was not without setbacks.
What happened to Queen Camilla’s crown?
The weight of the crown she wore on her head caused the queen to suffer a moment of panic when she felt it might fall off, but thanks to her ability to hold it with one hand, she managed to avoid an awkward situation.
Queen Camilla coronation gown
As for her outfit, Camilla wore a stunning white design by designer Bruce Oldfield, a favorite of Diana of Wales. The dress had a train and embroidery. A two-piece consisting of a dress covered by a coat with a V-neckline, long sleeves, and shoulders armed.
Throughout the garment, you can see multiple floral motifs, some of them already become a must of this coronation: roses, thistles, daffodils, and clovers, symbolizing the union of the four nations that make up the United Kingdom. There were also garlands of wildflowers, representing her love of nature, which she shares with King Charles III, but this was not the detail that attracted the most attention.
Next to the royal emblem, in the same gold, you can see two embroidered dogs, which by their silhouette seem to be Jack Russells, as the monarch’s pets. This a personal detail, which shows her love for her puppies.
Despite the difficulties Camilla has had to face, such as the long shadow of Princess Diana and the strong initial opposition from public opinion, today she has managed to win the affection and acceptance of much of British society. Being the Queen of England is a unique opportunity to leave her mark on the history of the British monarchy.