Queen Consort Camilla Channels Queen Elizabeth in First Tiara Moment Under King Charles’ Reign

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Queen Consort Camilla paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth, Tuesday. She picked a stunning headpiece previously owned by the late monarch for King Charles' first state banquet.

Queen Consort Camilla Wears Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire Tiara

The royals reunited Tuesday evening for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honor of South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa. The female royals donned their stunning diadems, which was the first in nearly three years, People reported.

Camilla opted for Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire tiara at the event. It was her tiara debut under her husband, King Charles' reign.

Queen Consort Camilla wore a regal lace evening gown by Bruce Odlfield at the reception. She also sported the royal regalia, which included the blue Order of the Garter sash plus Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order star and sash.

Camilla complemented her stunning headpiece with its coordinating necklace and bracelet.

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More About Queen Consort Camilla's Sapphire Tiara

The tiara that Camilla wore belonged to her late mother-in-law, and it is one of the most sentimental sets in Queen Elizabeth's collection. The tiara came with a designated necklace and earrings, which she didn't wear at the event. The show set of tiara, necklace and earrings was collectively known as King George VI Victorian Suite.

King George gave the whole set to his daughter then-Princess Elizabeth as a wedding gift when she married Prince Philip in 1947. The jewels are believed to date back to the mid-1800s. The bracelet was added to the suite in the 1960s.

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How Many Times Did Queen Elizabeth Wear The Sapphire Tiara?

Queen Elizabeth owns numerous tiaras in her jewelry vault. However, she didn't miss the opportunity to wear the diadem from her father.

Her Majesty wore the same headpiece for two consecutive banquets when she was still alive — for President Xi Jinping of China in 2015 and for President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia in 2016.

Queen Elizabeth also wore the tiara aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia during a visit to France in 1992, Harper's Bazaar reported. Apparently, Queen Elizabeth has worn the stunning headpiece at least three times.

Stay tuned for more news and updates about Queen Consort Camilla.

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