The Duchess of Cornwall stepped out in an elegant ensemble to attend a garden party in Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, proving gloves and a pretty hat never goes out of style.
Camilla, 70, opted for a powder-blue suit with a nipped-in waist and delicate shoulder detailing for the third royal garden party of the year, with two more scheduled for June and July.
The duchess wore her hair out in soft waves and opted for minimum makeup for the occasion. She completed the ensemble with a pair of sensible tan-coloured court shoes and accessorised with her trademark piece of jewellery: a pearl necklace.
She finished off her look with an elegant wide-brimmed white hat with feather detailing and a pair of white gloves.
The royal was joined by her husband Prince Charles, 69, and her sister-in-law Princess Anne, 67, for the reception honouring hundreds of community leaders.
Charles looked dapper in a grey morning suit, which he wore with a top hat and powder-pink tie, as he stepped in for his mother, the Queen, to host the garden party. While it was a sunny afternoon in London, Charles still came prepared with a black umbrella.
Meanwhile, Princess Anne went for a summery ensemble, wearing a fitted yellow-gold dress and blazer with detailed embellishment around the waist and sleeves.
The royals looked in great spirits as they mingled with guests in the grounds of the palace, with all three stopping to chat with small groups of people.
The Duchess of Cornwall, The Princess Royal, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent all attended today’s Garden Party, meeting people who have been invited from across the community. Guests are nominated by a number of organisations, including the Armed Forces, the emergency services and charities. Every year 30,000 people have the opportunity to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
The Queen hosts more than 30,000 people at her garden parties over the summer with invitees typically being rewarded for their public service. A each garden party, around 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed.
This isn’t the first time Camilla has stepped out in a powder-blue ensemble, with the summery colour becoming a firm favourite for the duchess’ social outings. Just a matter of days after attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, the royal stepped out in a powder-blue suit to meet volunteers working with children in Gloucester.
Camilla looked in excellent spirits as she chatted to a group of students taking part in a reading session during her visit.
During today’s engagements in Gloucestershire, The Duchess of Cornwall met people working across the county to encourage a love of reading in young people. ???? At a local primary school, HRH met @beanstalkreads volunteers who support children in their reading journey and sat down for a special Harry Potter story time with children.See our Instagram story for more from today. ???? PA