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Camilla channels Queen Elizabeth in late monarch’s jewelry

Camilla Parker Bowles is paying tribute to her late mother in law.

The wife of King Charles lll looked regal in royal blue, choosing to wear the Belgian Sapphire Tiara at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, which previously belonged to Queen Elizabeth ll.

The dazzling headwear, which was worn during Charles’ first state visit as King, also marked Camilla’s first tiara moment since her husb& acceded to the throne after his mother’s death on September 8.

The Queen Consort, 75, paired the sparkler with a royal blue lace gown designed by Bruce Oldfield as she & Charles welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the U.K.

She accessorized with the tiara’s matching necklace & bracelet, along with the blue Order of the Garter sash & the Dame Gr& Cross of the Royal Victorian Order star & sash.

Queen Elizabeth, who wore the stunning jewels on a trip to Singapore in 1989 & during China’s state visit to the U.K. in 2015, was gifted the pieces by her father in 1947.

The jewels previously belonged to the late Queen Elizabeth ll.

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The jewels previously belonged to the late Queen Elizabeth ll.

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King George gave the then-princess the tiara, necklace & earrings — known as the King George VI Victorian Suite — as a wedding gift.

The corresponding bracelet was added to the suite in the 1960s.

Meanwhile, Kate Middleton opted for one of the late Princess Diana’s favorite tiaras.

The newly minted Princess of Wales, 40, looked dazzling at the South African state banquet in the the Lover’s Knot tiara, which she paired with a Jenny Packham gown.

Britain's King Charles III & Britain's Camilla, Queen Consort pose together
The visit marked King Charles’ first official state visit.
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The mother of three, who was joined by husb& Prince William during the state visit, also opted for Princess Diana’s South Sea pearl-&-diamond drop earrings along with a pearl bracelet that belonged to Queen Elizabeth.

Like Camilla, she completed her look with the blue Dame Gr& Cross of the Royal Victorian Order sash as well as the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II.

Kate Middleton in a tiara
Kate Middleton dazzled in one of her late mother in law’s favorite tiaras.
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Not only does the banquet mark King Charles III’s first formal state visit, but it’s the first state banquet held at Buckingham Palace since Donald & Melania Trump joined Queen Elizabeth in 2019.


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