The fashion faux pas Camilla made in front of the Queen

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall recently made a fashion faux pas in front of the Queen. Source: Getty

When the Queen at a public appearance, she’s the most important person in the room – well, she is the monarch after all.

However, her daughter-in-law made a bit of a fashion faux-pas, perhaps unintentionally taking the spotlight off Her Majesty, at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall turned up to the service in a bold purple outfit, which was very similar to the Queen‘s.

The 92-year-old monarch’s ensemble was made by her private dressmaker Angela Kelly, which she paired with a stunning brooch which once belonged to Queen Victoria, The Express reports.

As a rule of thumb, the Queen likes to always been seen in bright colours.

The Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall wore the same colour to the Commonwealth Day service on Monday. Source: Getty

“She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen’,” Sophie, Countess of Wessex previously revealed in the documentary The Queen at 90.

“Don’t forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, 10, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen’s hat as she went past.”

This is why it’s surprising Camilla opted to wear the same colour as her mother-in-law, but we’re guessing she maybe didn’t get the memo.

Regardless, both senior members of the family stunned in purple – it’s clearly an approved royal colour.

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