The Queen Consort paid a touching tribute to Prince William and Kate Middleton today as she started the second day of her royal tour in Germany.
Camilla, 74, appeared in high spirits as she arrived at Wittenbergplatz alongside King Charles today, donning a smart brown coat for the occasion.
The royal also opted to wear a distinctive floral brooch from designer Van Cleef & Arpels Cosmos, which she previously wore to the Prince and Princess of Wales’ wedding in 2011.
The brooch is built around one of the famed jeweler’s classic designs, a combination of a four leaf clover and a flower that dates back to the 1950s.
The brooch features heart-shaped petals, a stem paved in round diamonds, and the largest round diamond sitting in the center of the petals.
The Queen Consort paid a touching tribute to Prince William and Kate Middleton today as she started the second day of her royal tour in Germany (right) – as she donned the brooch she wore to their wedding in 2011 (left)
The brooch is built around one of the Van Cleef & Arpels classic designs, a combination of a four leaf clover and a flower that dates back to the 1950s
She had previously worn the glittering diamond brooch to the royal wedding in 2011.
At the time, she set the pin on the lapel of her soft green coat.
The nod to the Prince and Princess of Wales comes after royal experts said Kate and Camilla have a ‘very close’ relationship.
Over the past year, the foursome have put on jovial and friendly displays at public events together, often led by Kate.
Kate is known to have a warm relationship with her father-in-law and has reportedly helped smooth the sometimes fractious relationship between the heir to the throne and his son, William.
The Duchess was warmly welcomed into the family by Charles after her engagement to William, and she’s been heard affectionately calling him Grandpa in public on previous occasions.
Meanwhile she is often seen greeting him with a beaming smile, kissing him on the cheek.
Poignantly, she was photographed comforting the Prince of Wales following Prince Philip’s funeral procession last year.
In January 2022, Kate, on the personal invitation of Prince Charles, joined him and Camilla on a visit to The Prince’s Foundation training site for arts and culture at Trinity Buoy Wharf, in London.
It marked the first time since 2012 the trio have stepped out without William.
The royal wore the dazzling diamond brooch to the Prince and Princess of Wales’ wedding in 2011
Speaking on GB News last year, Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl said: ‘They’re very very close, they really are.
‘It’s interesting isn’t it, we were sitting here talking about the fab four last time and, of course, that was Harry and Meghan and William and Kate and now we talk about a very different fab four.
‘We are talking about Charles and Camilla and William and Kate.’
The King was greeted by more huge crowds in Berlin today as he prepares to become the first British monarch to address German politicians from the Bundestag, while the parliament is in session, during his historic state visit to the country.
On day two of his historic state visit, the British monarch was greeted warmly by Chancellor Olaf Scholz as he arrived at the Federal Chancellery building.
He and the Queen Consort Camilla then met up at the city’s Wittenbergplaztz Food Market where huge crowds were waiting for them.
The royal couple also spoke to a range of local business owners who discussed the history of the market and the produce.
Today, she joined the King at the Wittenbergplaztz Food Market where huge crowds were waiting for them
Camilla could be seen chatting with crowds of royal fans who were waiting to catch a glimpse of the couple
The royal couple also spoke to a range of local business owners who discussed the history of the market and the produce
At lunchtime today Charles will deliver a speech to the Bundestag which will celebrate the deep historical bonds and longstanding links between Germany and the UK.
The King and Queen Consort’s state visit to Germany, the first of Charles’ reign, began on Wednesday with a ceremonial greeting at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate.
The monarch was meant to be in France earlier in the week but it was called off by President Macron due to ongoing protests over his pension reforms.
During a speech at a state banquet staged in his honour on Wednesday evening, Charles pledged to ‘strengthen the connections’ between the UK and Germany as he paid tribute to the ‘enduring value’ of the two nations’ relationship.
Germany has welcomed more than a million Ukrainian refugees seeking sanctuary after Russia invaded their homeland and Charles will tour the Tegel Refugee Centre to meet some of the group.
Separately the Queen Consort will visit the Refugio House community centre, a meeting place for locals and new Berlin residents, including refugees.
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