New Zealand visit of The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, 2nd day

On the second day of the Royal visit to New Zealand, The Duchess of Cornwall joined a Domestic Violence Roundtable at Shine, together with survivors and national campaigners. Shine (Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday) supports thousands of victims of domestic violence through a helpline, crisis advocacy and two women’s refuges in Auckland. Afterwards, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the team headquarters of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron who will compete in the America’s Cup in early 2021. Then, The Prince and the Duchess attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Government House

14 comments:

  1. why are the Prince of Wales suits so unflattering when he comes from a country with such a fantastic tradition of exquisite tailoring? Although the duchess looks elegatnly casual I am not sure I like the zip closures that mich.

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  2. She is always beautiful dressed, perfect for her figure.

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  3. Nalerina, I wonder the same thing about Charles clothing, as well as his hair, he always looks as if he needs a good haircut.

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  4. Perfectly pleasant unremarkable cream coloured suit. Good for Camilla to wear a jumpsuit but I don't like the white piping on the sleeves--it looks for all the world like a nurses uniform when you only see the top half. Love the red dress of the lady walking uphill with Prince Charles

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  5. Charles is a firm believer of good tailoring. He uses his suits during many years, even decades, getting them repaired and adjusted. Therefore the material may be tired and not keeping the shape.
    Love the orange dress.
    -Rivka

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  6. Vêtements qui conviennent très bien à la silhouette de Camilla mais je n'aime pas les fermetures Eclair !!!

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  7. The lady in the orange dress looking dapper is our Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy. She has a fabulous wardrobe and almost always is perfect sartorially! I briefly met her during a reception at Government House in Wellington. Very charismatic.

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  8. Camilla's jumpsuit, to my eye, is probably one of the best outfits she has worn in a very long time. I like the color on her, the silhouette is slimming, and her outfit looks trendy yet age appropriate. If I could make a few tweaks, I would eliminate the dark zipper placket and the white piping on the sleeves. I think both are unnecessary and distracting to this otherwise successful look.

    As for Charles' suits, I think he is a victim of stuffy BRF tradition. This family does not do change nor modern very well. There are also many people, which we have seen here time and again, that think the royals should keep its traditions alive and well, including the way they dress (even invoking the "P" word--protocol). Of course protocol has nothing to do with Charles' suits or any of the other clothing choices made by the royals with the exceptions of ceremonial or formal occasions. I think Charles has grown comfortable with his attire. If you look back to the clothes Charles wore in the 80s, not much has changed. If he had not put on some weight with age, I fear he would still be wearing the same clothes like Anne does. Charles is known for wearing patched/repaired clothes in public. Personally, I don't think it makes a great impression, but then again, I have no doubt his clothes are expensive and still have wear left in them. My feeling is that they are probably best left for private occasions. At his age, I don't think he will change. He will continue to have his suits made by the same tailors in the same traditional British style. I happen to like the occasional photo of a relaxed Charles in shirtsleeves or even ditching the double breasted suit for a single breasted suit.

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  9. Camilla's jumpsuit, to my eye, is probably one of the best outfits she has worn in a very long time. I like the color on her, the silhouette is slimming, and her outfit looks trendy yet age appropriate. If I could make a few tweaks, I would eliminate the dark zipper placket and the white piping on the sleeves. I think both are unnecessary and distracting to this otherwise successful look.

    As for Charles' suits, I think he is a victim of stuffy BRF tradition. This family does not do change nor modern very well. There are also many people, which we have seen here time and again, that think the royals should keep its traditions alive and well, including the way they dress (even invoking the "P" word--protocol). Of course protocol has nothing to do with Charles' suits or any of the other clothing choices made by the royals with the exceptions of ceremonial or formal occasions. I think Charles has grown comfortable with his attire. If you look back to the clothes Charles wore in the 80s, not much has changed. If he had not put on some weight with age, I fear he would still be wearing the same clothes like Anne does. Charles is known for wearing patched/repaired clothes in public. Personally, I don't think it makes a great impression, but then again, I have no doubt his clothes are expensive and still have wear left in them. My feeling is that they are probably best left for private occasions. At his age, I don't think he will change. He will continue to have his suits made by the same tailors in the same traditional British style. I happen to like the occasional photo of a relaxed Charles in shirtsleeves or even ditching the double breasted suit for a single breasted suit.

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    1. Charles’ s attitude towards clothes has nothing to do with the Royal Family but with good, logical traditions that applied to everyone. Before the days of mass consumption, especially with people who had experienced the Second World War, clothes were precious items. All classes handed down clothing from child to child, everybody darned, patched and respected what they wore. Some coats etc. were worn for thirty or more years, esp. if the quality was good. Just think of Harris Tweed. I know men who have worn their jackets for 40 years and are proud wearers.

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  10. The white suit is nice, but the jumper suit does nothing for her.

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  11. I like Camilla's jumpsuit. It is a departure from the norm for her and I think it elongates her body. It's also a good color for her, and her shoes and bag are very pretty. I too love the orange dress worn by the lady walking beside Prince Charles but do not care for the platform shoes.

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  12. The New Zealand Governor General, looks superb. Her dress is stunning. Love the brooch from what I can see, and her beautiful bracelet. A very elegant woman. Just love the navy jumpsuit Camilla is wearing something so different for her. Shoes and handbag are the perfect choice. Really love the pearl drop earrings, gorgeous.

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