Hold on—Why Did Queen Camilla Just Wear This Out-There Animal Print Three Times in Two Weeks?!

She's peacocking in the best way

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Queen Camilla is feathering her fashion nest, so to speak, by wearing brilliant blue-green peacock feather prints on three high-profile appearances this month, and looking fabulous at each turn.

First, she sported the print at the opening of a primary school library in London on May 7. Next, she rocked a nearly identical pattern at the Charleston Festival in East Sussex on May 12 (where she accessorized the dress with a brilliant emerald wrap). And most recently on May 20, she wore the first dress again, this time to the Chelsea Flower Show, where she and King Charles visited the newly unveiled Bridgerton Garden, inspired by the third season of the hit Netflix show.

Queen Camilla dress repeat: Charles and Camilla arrival at flower show
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The dress she wore to the flower show is made by a favorite of the Queen's designers, London-based Fiona Clare. The pattern repeats various shades of blue peacock feathers, and the dress construction includes a vivid blue accent lining along the edges of the collar and down the center of the bodice. It is terribly English, calling to mind the famed English textile designer William Morris. The other peacock dress, the one she wore to Charleston House with a brilliant green pashmina over it, is fashioned in a silk Liberty print, from the classic English dry goods seller of the same name. Both dresses are tasteful midi length with long sleeves, as befitting a dignified senior royal.

It makes perfect sense that the Queen would wear such resonantly English dresses to her recent events, including visits to the historic Charleston House, home of British artists, and the Chelsea Flower Show, a world-renowned showplace for that most English of pastimes, gardening. And there's a likely unintentional resonance to the rich print that Netflix watchers will appreciate: Queen Camilla's peacock dress is similar in hue (and eye-catching impact) to the intense blue-green ball gown that Penelope Featherington wears, stunningly, in the Season 3 Bridgerton premiere episode.

We're sure Lady Whistledown would approve Queen Camilla's fashionable turns of late; we certainly do.

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