Most women enjoy swapping fashion tips and it seems that the royal family are no different, as Camilla appears to have been taking wardrobe advice from the Duchess of Cambridge as she stepped out in a chic beige coat.
Despite the gloomy weather, the Duchess of Cornwall looked polished during a royal visit to Northern Ireland with Prince Charles on Wednesday, but eagle-eyed supporters would realise that Camilla has worn this exact outfit before.
Camilla wore a flattering ivory frock decorated with black and white flowers and wrapped up against the cold and rain in a simple overcoat coat, which featured an intricate pearl trim around the collar and cuffs. She completed the look with a pair of practical beige court shoes and carried a clear plastic umbrella to shelter her carefully coiffed hair from the rain.
Although this isn’t first time that Camilla, 70, has stepped out in this exact ensemble, she made a few subtle differences, by adding a two-strand gray pearl necklace that she often wears, and removing the brooch she normally chooses with this coat.
Camilla first wore the outfit on June 7 when she attended the Royal Cornwall Show, at The Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge. This week she was recycling the stylish attire – which is a trick favoured by the Duchess of Cambridge, who tries to wear her pricey ensembles several times, sometimes years after she first pulled them out – for a visit to Omagh, Northern Ireland, to mark the 20th anniversary year of the 1998 bombing.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall met with a group of survivors of the Omagh bomb in 1998, after their royal highnesses laid a wreath at the Omagh Memorial Garden, which commemorates the 29 people killed in the Real IRA blast.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit the Omagh Memorial Garden on the 20th anniversary year of the Omagh Bomb. Twenty-nine people were killed in the attack on 15 August 1998. TRH laid a wreath of white roses and herbs of remembrance, rosemary, lavender and thyme from the gardens at Hillsborough Castle.#RoyalVisitNI
The royal couple also met representatives from the emergency services, who were some of the first to respond to the bombing, and local business owners whose shops were destroyed or damaged by the attack.
Prince Charles, who recently celebrated his 70th birthday, and Camilla then visited the Gortin Community Centre, which provides 30 local groups with community activities each week. The royal couple heard about the activities provided and met some of the local children.