Newly-Crowned Queen Camilla Stuns in Ivory Outfit and Accessories Worn by Queen Elizabeth

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King Charles III, 74, may have been the headliner for today's coronation, but he was crowned right alongside his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, 75. And as she was *officially* inducted into her new role, the royal wore an outfit that was fit for a queen (consort).

The queen consort turned to a favorite designer among the British royals (and one who was beloved by Princess Diana)—Bruce Oldfield. The 72-year-old fashion designer crafted a simple, but stunning dress for Bowles. The ivory gown featured silver and gold embroidery, as well as an embroidered underskirt.

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As reported by People, “The embellishments on the gown feature abstract garlands of wildflowers representing Queen Camilla and King Charles' love of nature and the British countryside. Seen are daisy chains, forget-me-nots, celandine and scarlet pimpernel. Flower emblems of the four nations of the United Kingdom—a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock—are also featured on the underskirt and cuffs of each sleeve.” Meanwhile, the royal's shoes were from designer Elliot Zed.

The New York Times also noted: “Camilla’s necklace is the same diamond necklace that Queen Elizabeth II wore for her coronation in 1953. It was made by Garrard for Queen Victoria in 1858.”

In addition to the Oldfield design, the queen consort also sported Queen Mary’s crown, which was given a few updates as a nod to the late Queen Elizabeth II (including the replacement of its current stones with the Cullinan III, IV and V diamonds).

As recognized in a recent Instagram post, these diamonds were quite special to QEII. With the announcement that Bowles would be wearing the crown, a post was shared to the official royal family account, which explained: “The diamonds were part of Queen Elizabeth II’s personal jewelry collection for many years and were often worn by Her late Majesty as brooches...”

The post also noted that this was the first time in recent history that an existing crown was used for a coronation instead of a new one being commissioned.

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As the queen of style tributes, Queen Elizabeth would've appreciated this nod.

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