Queen Camilla wore the Burmese ruby tiara for the first time at a state dinner at Buckingham Palace in honor of South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and his wife, Kim Keon-hee, who were beginning their visit to the country.
For the occasion, Camilla chose a flattering long-sleeved red velvet gown designed by Fiona Clare, which highlighted the color of the rubies in her stunning tiara.
Queen Camilla wore the Burmese ruby tiara
The tiara, made up of 96 rubies and diamonds, was created by the House of Garrard and commissioned by Queen Elizabeth in 1973.
The rubies were reportedly a wedding gift from the people of Burma to the sovereign as a symbol of protection from evil, and the diamonds came from the deconstructed Nizam tiara of Hyderabad.
Queen Camilla also added the late Queen Elizabeth’s ruby and diamond necklace and earrings from her private collection.
The Queen paired the spectacular jewelry with matching ruby and diamond earrings, a pearl necklace and a diamond bracelet.