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the incredible secret of her two wedding dresses

Camilla Parker Bowles: the new queen consort

Became consort queen on the death of Elizabeth II and the coronation of her husband, the King Charles III, Camilla Parker Bowles has since been at the heart of everyone’s attention. In particular during the funeral of the queen which was held this Monday, September 19, 2022.

If her pearl necklace worn several times during the period of mourning attracted many curious people, it is nevertheless one of her outfits that we would have almost forgotten: her wedding dress. Contrary to popular belief, the former Duchess of Cornwall had not just one, but two when she remarried, and that’s not all you need to know.

Camilla Shand’s first wedding dress when she married Charles III

Far from derogating from royal protocol and even less from tradition, for her second marriage to King Charles III on April 9, 2005, Camilla Parker Bowles had covered his shoulders and legs. Not with one, but with two bridal sets.

Her first wedding with Prince Charles

This same day, it is in a white wedding dress that the stepmother of Princes William and Harry married Prince Charles, then still heir to the throne. For the celebration at the Windsor Guildhall, the Queen Consort opted for a cream silk chiffon midi dress topped with a matching silk coat. A clothing combo made by Robinson Valentine, the fashion house of Antonia Robinson and Anna Valentine, which today responds to the name of the Anna Valentine workshops.

A wedding dress that Camilla Parker Bowles has worn twice

For the occasion, the wedding dress by Camilla was finished with a feather brooch, a Philip Treacy hat, a cream clutch and beige LK Bennett pumps. A wedding dress that she also gave two years later, during the opening of the National Assembly of Wales in 2007.

Her second pale green wedding dress

On her wedding day, the wife of King Charles III then donned a second outfit for the blessing. A pale green blue wedding dress, also signed Anna Valentine. A creation in gold-embroidered silk muslin, which Camilla had chosen to sublimate with decorative feathers in her blond hair. Something to surprise those who would have thought that she would have worn only white for her wedding.

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Her first marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles, the father of her children

Before marrying Prince Charles, Camilla Shand said “yes” to Andrew Parker Bowles July 4, 1973 at the Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks. A name that she has kept in spite of herself. This union will have ended in 1995, at the same time when Princess Diana confided ” We were three in this marriage in the famous television interview with Martin Bashir for the BBC.

Andrew’s parents were part of the very closed circle of close friends of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the mother of Queen Elizabeth II. Together, Camilla and Andrew (whom she had met in 1965), gave birth to two children, Laura and Tom.

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