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Queen Consort Camilla sports Queen Elizabeth’s diamond necklace at state banquet

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Camilla Parker Bowles was dripping in diamonds for her first overseas trip as Queen Consort.

The 75-year-old royal attended a state banquet in Germany on Wednesday night wearing the Greville Tiara and an elaborate diamond necklace that previously belonged to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The sparkling piece — known as the City of London Fringe Necklace — has an especially sentimental meaning, as it was a wedding gift given to the then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1947, per The Court Jeweller.

Created in the 19th century, the diamond necklace is actually threaded with silk, per Lauren Kiehna of The Court Jeweller, making it “a rare example of a fringe that is not convertible to a tiara.”

She paired the show-stopping style with equally extravagant diamond earrings and a matching bracelet.
Queen Consort Camilla — clad in a long-sleeved black gown with silver embroidery — and King Charles III, 74, were celebrated as the guests of honor, and certainly looked the part.

The King opted for a tailcoat tuxedo and white bow tie for the diplomatic dinner in Berlin.

The royal couple posed for pictures alongside President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Frau Elke Budenbender, before heading inside the palace to meet with former German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The trip officially marks the pair’s new reign as Britain’s monarchs following Queen Elizabeth’s death on Sept. 8 at age 96.
Since then, the Queen Consort has found ways to honor her late mother-in-law with her fashion choices.

Camilla went for a bold blue look this month for the annual Commonwealth Day celebration at Westminster Abbey, selecting a meaningful brooch for the annual church service.

She adorned her monochromatic look with an enormous sapphire-and-diamond pin, known as the Russian Sapphire Cluster Brooch, that also belonged to Queen Elizabeth II.

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