The 75-year-old royal donned
her rarely seen Diamond Thistle Brooch to attend the moving church service
alongside her husband, the new King Charles III. The brooch was originally
one of the Queen Mother’s go-to pieces and she would often pin it to her
hat for formal visits. The jewel was later passed on to the Queen when her
mother passed away in 2002, who then presented it to Camilla.
It’s not known when the brooch
was loaned to Camilla, but the Duchess didn’t debut it publicly until 2015. It
is still a fairly rare piece, and we haven’t seen the royal wear it very often.
She memorably sported it
during a Burns Night address back in January 2021.
The Queen Consort was aptly
dressed for Monday’s service, sporting a coat dress, feather embellished hat,
leather clutch and a mid-heeled court shoe.
She had donned the very
same coat dress for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. Her go-to
three-string pearls, a gift from her husband King Charles, adorned her neck.
The King led members of the
royal family on foot behind the Queen’s coffin, including Prince Edward, Prince
Andrew and Princess Anne. Meanwhile, the Queen Consort and other
members of the monarchy followed behind in cars.
Camilla looked elegant in a feathered hat and black jacket
After the procession, Charles
will hold audiences with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Alison Johnstone,
the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament.
Words of sympathy will be
expressed by the Scottish Parliament when Charles and Camilla attend to receive
a motion of condolence, with the King replying.