Queen Camilla had some secret names embroidered into her coronation dress – including a touching tribute to her rescue dogs.
At yesterday’s coronation at Westminster Abbey, the 75-year-old royal looked elegant in her Bruce Oldfield couture gown, which she was presented with a ring.
However, eagle-eyed royal fans noticed that Camilla paid a subtle tribute to her loved ones in her show-stopping gown.
She had cleverly embroidered the names of her children and grandchildren on the bottom of her skirt.
As royal expert Victoria Howard shared close-up photos of the gown on Twitter, the bespoke dress appeared to reveal the names of her two children, Tom and Laura, and her grandchildren, Gus, Freddie, Louis, Eliza and Lola.
People also noticed two golden terrier puppies embroidered on the gown to represent Charles and Camilla’s rescue dogs, Beth and Bluebell.
In 2017, the royal family rescued the pooches from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The two adorable dogs have made Buckingham Palace their new home.
Meanwhile, her grandsons were pages of honor during the ceremony and her granddaughter was present on the day.
Camilla’s ivory dress, designed by the couturier and her close friend Bruce Oldfield, who worked closely with Diana during her time as a royal, was made from silk beau de soi.
The gown is embellished with silver embroidery woven by Stephen Walters in Suffolk.
With ivory, silver and gold palette, bracelet-length sleeves, strong shoulder and wide V-neck neckline, the gown features Camilla’s signature silhouette, a modest neckline and an elongated waist.
The mother-of-two wore a matching gown by British designer Eliot Chet with matching shoes and the same necklace worn by Queen Elizabeth for her coronation in 1953.
Camilla wore a state gown decorated with the king’s favorite flowers, delphiniums and lilies of the valley, a favorite flower of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
The robe boasted hand embroidery using gold thread and depicted meaningful symbols of nature, particularly particular insects and flowers that hold special meaning for the couple and the royal family as a whole.
Among the flowers embroidered on the dress were lily of the valley – a favorite flower of Queen Elizabeth, ladies’ mantle, myrtle, maidenhair fern, cornflowers, delphinium and national symbols – rose, thistle and shamrock.
Camilla’s new gown, specially designed by the Royal School of Needlework (of which Camilla is patron), is decorated with bees and beetles, reflecting the royal couple’s affection for the natural world.
Fittingly, an earlier insight into Charles’s coronation – the event invitation – also boasted similar imagery, along with depictions of flowers and insects.
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As a monarch who has always held the environment close to his heart, this natural theme nods to his love for nature, sustainability and climate protection.
A champion of sustainable fashion, Charles wore the same state coat worn by his grandfather King George VI for his coronation in 1937, featuring a 15-foot train.
His wife also recycled an old dress, wearing a gown first made for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and changing sizes for the ceremony.
Velvet was restored by the Royal School of Needlework and in both lining and gold lace.
Charles and Camilla’s next scheduled appearance is today’s coronation concert at Windsor Castle with headline acts including Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.
Other members of the Royal Family will join 'big lunches’ across the country today.
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