Camilla is known for her elegant style on royal engagements, but she didn’t let her latest glam outfit stop her getting close up to some adorable animals at a charity carol concert.
The Duchess of Cornwall, 71, is known for her love of horses and she looked in her element as she posed for a photo with a small Shetland pony and a donkey outside the Guards Chapel in Westminster.
Wearing a knee-length pink coat with black detailing across the shoulders, she ensured she dressed to impress despite the cold and coupled the colourful outfit with some knee-high black boots.
Holding on to their reins, Prince Charles’ wife stopped to stroke their noses and flashed a beaming smile to the camera for a series of photos.
The Duchess of Cornwall today attended a Carol Concert in support of @thebrookecharity, an organisation working around the world to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules, and the people who depend on them. 🐴The Duchess has been President of @thebrookecharity since 2006 and has visited the charity’s work in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and India. 📸 PA
The concert was held in aid of The Brooke charity, which aims to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules right around the world, as well as the people who depend on them.
Camilla has been president of the charity since 2006 and has even visited the charity’s work in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and India in the past. It no doubt stems from her deep love of horses, as she’s regularly pictured feeding and petting them on royal outings.
Indeed, the duchess recently revealed her dream gift in the run-up to Christmas would centre on the animals.
According to Hello! magazine, she recently opened up on her wish during a visit to the National Army Museum, saying: “I’ve always wanted a Munnings, I’m not sure how I’ll get my wish. Nobody painted horses better.”
Camilla was referring to the paintings of wartime artist Alfred Munnings, who sadly died in 1959.
The duchess shares her love of horses with the Queen, who is also regularly seen out riding or greeting horses on royal visits.
Just months ago, Camilla was pictured actually taking to the reins during a horse and carriage ride in Wales. This time wearing a light blue summer dress, she appeared once again completely at ease as she sat in the front seat and enjoyed the fresh air at Dyfed Shire Horse Farm in Pembrokeshire.