Queen Camilla held a reception at Buckingham Palace in London

Queen Mathilde, Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mary, the Countess of Wessex, First Lady Olena Zelenska and First Lady Fatima Maada Bio

On November 29, 2022, Queen Camilla held a reception at Buckingham Palace for campaigners fighting against domestic violence and violence against women. Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen Rania of Jordan and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark were present at the reception that aimed to raise awareness of violence against women and girls as part of the UN 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Queen Mathilde, Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mary, the Countess of Wessex, First Lady Olena Zelenska and First Lady Fatima Maada Bio

Queen Mathilde, Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mary, the Countess of Wessex, First Lady Olena Zelenska and First Lady Fatima Maada Bio

The Countess of Wessex, Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska, Sierra Leone's First Lady Fatima Maada and nearly 300 guests attended the reception. The guests were survivors of gender-based violence, relatives of victims, politicians and charities focusing on the issue.

Queen Mathilde, Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mary, the Countess of Wessex, First Lady Olena Zelenska and First Lady Fatima Maada Bio

Queen Mathilde, Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mary, the Countess of Wessex, First Lady Olena Zelenska and First Lady Fatima Maada Bio

Queen Mathilde, Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mary, the Countess of Wessex, First Lady Olena Zelenska and First Lady Fatima Maada Bio

Queen Mathilde, Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mary, the Countess of Wessex, First Lady Olena Zelenska and First Lady Fatima Maada Bio

Queen Mathilde, Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mary, the Countess of Wessex, First Lady Olena Zelenska and First Lady Fatima Maada Bio

Queen Mathilde, Queen Rania, Crown Princess Mary, the Countess of Wessex, First Lady Olena Zelenska and First Lady Fatima Maada Bio

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  1. She is not a queen. Never will be.

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    1. She is a Queen. Charles choose her to be his beloved wife.

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    2. slowly but surely the consort will be dropped and no one will notice... Queen Camilla, she deserves it, she has been portrayed as a villain for so long and never complained.
      ms

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    3. That has got nothing to do with fashion !!

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    4. Your comment is not only rude but very wrong...of course Camilla is Queen, and a very dedicated and hard working queen.



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    5. La penso come te.
      RossellaūüĆĻ

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    6. That has got nothing to do with fashion !!

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    7. Completely agree!

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    8. Well, she actually is.
      -B.

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    9. Well, should you mean that she is not a Queen Regnant than you are of course right. However, she has exact the same status as Queen Mathilde (present for this event), Queen Rania (present for this event), Queen Maxima, Queen Sonja, Queen Silvia, who are all Queen Consorts, but no one calls them so. The same applies for Queen Camilla. The word "consort" will be dropped rather sooner than later, is my guess.

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    10. Well Anonymous 17:08, whether you like it or not, she definitely is, and a very good and dedicated one! Chosen by the king and the late queen. Hardworking and with class and respect she deserves every bit of privilege that goes with it.

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    11. I get the impression that a lot of people still idealize Diana very much. Everyone is only human, everyone makes mistakes. Diana wasn't perfect either. No one has the right to force someone to love. It just doesn't make sense. The love of Charles's life is Camilla.
      CB

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    12. I may not care for her. The facts are that she had an affair with a married man. Yes, I know he did too, but this blog is not about him. So personally I think her morals are awful. But he is married to her now and he is the king now so yes that makes her a queen whether you like it or not does not change that fact.

      Mags

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    13. She is. You don't have to like it but doesn't change the facts. She supports the King and is hardworking. Chel

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    14. Strange comment, Anon 17 08. Especially since it’s demonstrably false. I rather like the title of Queen Consort and hope it sticks. Reminds me of Albert, Prince Consort.
      AnnieM

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    15. Camilla is Queen Consort, eller Drottninggemål som vi säger här i Sverige.

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    16. It's our "stirrer" back again. Just ignore her.
      She's not using a nickname this time or pinching another person's nickname.

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    17. Camilla has arrived at this position due to the fact that she and Charles stepped outside of their marriages, and Charles was never fully committed to his marriage in the first place. Diana was used for little more than a broodmare. The entire situation was tragic due to interference in the beginning. If Charles had been able to marry Camilla from the start, we wouldn't be having this discussion now and two boys would not have suffered the loss of their mother so publicly and tragically. No matter what Camilla is, the simple fact remains that a chain of events happened because of their affair and that does stay with people. Some can leave it in the past, others can't do that as easily. I know Diana was no saint, that goes without saying. The question is whether or not the actions of Charles and Camilla caused Diana's actions. Had her marriage been happy, would she have behaved differently? I tend to think she would have. At the risk of sounding crass, Camilla is seen by some as a textbook example of someone who slept her way to the top. I think she has worked very hard to support Charles and the family. I think she has proven herself worthy of being at Charles side. As for her title, Queen Consort is a higher title than she thought she would have, so she probably doesn't mind being called that, plus it is accurate. Queen Elizabeth is a hard act to follow. I think Camilla is smart enough to understand that.

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    18. à Anonyme 29.11.2022 17:08
      Ah et quels sont vos arguments ? J'aimerais bien les conna√ģtre et de plus, ils ne doivent avoir aucune relation avec la mode !!

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    19. Anonymous2/12/22 00:46

      @Anon 19:49 - not trying to defend Camilla or Charles but their behaviour did not make Diana do anything - she was an adult woman who made choices. What I always find interesting is that she famously talked about there being 3 people in her marriage and yet she was the 3rd person in at least 2 marriages and an engagement. Given she knew the pain involved you would think she might have been a little more empathetic. The truth is good people can do bad things - the wonderful thing about people is how very complex we are.

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  2. The very elegant First Lady of Sierra Leone wins hands down for me! Would love to get a closer look at her gorgeous outfit and headwear. Not a fan of the one sided ruffle on Mathilde's dress and Rania's dress is interesting with the stripes and colors. That shade of purple looks very good on Mary. The other outfits are quite nice if a bit ordinary. MD

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    1. MD - I agree with all of your comments! Also want to add that Sophie looks fantastic in those pants. They are a great cut…hopefully she bought in several colors!

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  3. Mary looks terrific in deep purple—and her spontaneous laugh in the picture is lovely. I also like Sophie’s romantic ruffled blouse—it suits her kind and reserved affect. Rania’s dress graphic is trying too hard and just looks awkward.

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    1. Watch the YT video clip of the event if you can. Mary and Rania seem to get along very well together and there's more of Mary's spontaneous laughs while in conversation, which is very charming.
      - Anon 9:13

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  4. All the ladies been to have toned down their fashion in respect to the event but Queen Rania looks very haute couture!

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    1. Queen Rania looks haute couture no matter what she wears. The woman has style. You either have it or you don’t.

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  5. Queen Camilla wears a lovely dress, as does Queen Mathilde,
    Mabel

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  6. Camilla's boots do not go with that dress.

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  7. Mathilde wins top spot for me, this lovely dress suits her in elegant white with the double ruffle on one shoulder to add interest. She is dressed suitably for a reception in a palace.
    Mary’s look is good, but she is dressed too casually, even compared to the other ladies wearing pants.
    While Rania is known for odd and sometimes asymmetrical geographic patterns in her clothing, this one reminds me of a tape measure or a sketch of a road map, and the main color is too dark and somber, not at all becoming.
    Camilla needed to wear light colored pumps or flats, the black boots clash horribly with the white dress.
    Sophie looks good, semi-formal but not too formal for a day event, with a little pizzazz. S.M.

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  8. Be a part of it. It´s about women over 50 close to 60 who are so in touch with their sexuality. But they don´t need men to define them and they are in control talkshow host and TV producer - show for housewifes not wallflowers.

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  9. Strange outfits like that of Sophie Wessex, Olena S. (She looks like a governess), Q. Mathilde or Rania of Jordan. Camilla, however, looks elegant.
    Pauline

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  10. Definitely a range of individual, smart-casual styles here. No two are the same or even similar, which is a good thing. I also agree that the First Lady of Sierra Leone adds elegance and regality with her colourful traditional dress and head covering. She is an attractive woman with good posture.
    I liked Sophie's top and also the scalloped neckline of Camilla's dress, through my face dropped when I saw Camillas choice of footwear. She must have a personal reason for wearing those boots indoors, but her overall look would have much elevated with a simple pair of cream pumps, or those two-toned ones she often favours.
    Happy to see the representation for this important cause. Let's see where this gathering takes it to from here, and how.
    - Anon 9:13

    PS Are cream/white and purple symbolic to the cause? Just wondering. I also read that GD Maria Teresa of Luxembourg was supposed to attend but cancelled at the last minute due to an unexpected family situation

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    1. Royalty fan2/12/22 11:40

      Anon 29/11/22, 19:28, oh many thanks for that information. And yes it is a pity that GD Maria Teresa of Luxembourg couldn't attend. She always "lights up" an event .....

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  11. ...die weißen Kleider erinnern an Chorknaben, weiß / cremeweiß nie wirklich eine gute Wahl. Dazu diese schwarzen Stiefel, wer zieht diese Damen an? Königin Ranja hat wieder alles perfekt gut gemacht, Stil vom allerfeinsten! Die Frau von König Charles wirkt, als habe sie sich mit Königin Mathilde die Soutane vom Papst zum Vorbild genommen ; ) -Dorothe-

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    1. "Die Frau von König Charles" hat einen Namen. Königin Camilla.

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    2. DSC - Als seine Ehepartnerin ist Camilla seither die Queen Consort. Dieser Adelstitel bezeichnet ihre Position als Gemahlin des regierenden Monarchen. Häufig wird auch nur der Ehrentitel Königin gewählt. Die Frau des Königs darf diese Bezeichnung nämlich tragen, denn sie teilt den sozialen Rang des Ehegatten. *DSC ich denke, wir sind beide auf der guten Seite ; )

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  12. Rania is absolutely stunning.

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  13. Camilla´s white dress is very nice and the details are very feminine. Queen Mathilde needs better underwear. Call me old-fashioned but I do not think tweed pants are the right choice for a reception even if they are nice.
    Ladyofthemanor

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  14. So glad to see Sophie there. Her blouse is beautiful and looks great with classic black trousers.

    Renee

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  15. I like QC Camilla’s dress, but agree that the overall look would be improved by wearing pumps instead of boots. It’s a mystery why she continues to wear these boots indoors. Of the others, Q. Mathilde, Q. Rania and the Sierra Leone representative all stand out for their flattering and interesting choices. C.Sophie looks nice too but I think the blouse sleeves are too long. CPMary’s outfit is flattering but seems too casual for the event. (V.M.)

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  16. I wonder if Camilla made Mary laugh by commenting on the upcoming Australia v Denmark World Cup game. I think Mary needs a haircut.

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  17. Very important event. So nice to see three Queens one CPss a Css and two First ladies, side by side. Both Q in white dresses, only the black booth I would have left in the Closet. Q Rania looks lovely as always so Mary and Sophie; The First lady of Sierra Leon looked very nice. Mrs Zelensky of the Ukraine nice suit but a bit too strict IMO of course. I hope this meeting has been successful. Only time will tell. css

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  18. Was there an agreement to wear cream? If so it brought together three great outfits, though, like others, I wish the Queen Consort wasn’t wearing black boots. Like CP Mary’s purple blouse. Madame Zelensky’s outfit seems both very formal and rather old fashioned compared to the others though it’s a nice colour.
    AnnieM

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  19. The Queen seems to be a lovely woman. Her dress is appropriate but I wish she forgot about the boots which do very little for her, especially in formal occasions like this. Queen Mathilde’s dress looks like Nathan though not one of the most offensive creations thereof. Crown Princess Mary can do so much better.

    Elena

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  20. Its very interesting the differing array of fashion choices. Sophie's blouse is beautiful, very feminine. Q. Mathilde's dress suits her beautifully. CP Mary looks very stylish and smart.

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  21. Wonderful to see so many royal ladies together for a great cause. Just wonderful.

    On the fashion side, they all look elegant. Mathilde wins the day IMO , closely followed by Camilla and Rania. I am not a fan of Mary ans Sophie’s outfits. Mary’s pants are more appropriate for an outdoor event than a cocktail reception.

    CH

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  22. Quelle élégance pour toutes ces dames mais je remarque surtout la robe blanche de Camilla aux bords délicatement festonnés ; par contre, non et non pour ses bottes qui ne vont pas avec son look pour cette occasion ; des chaussures camel même à petits talons auraient pu merveilleusement les remplacer !

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    1. Chère Tulipe33. I hadn't noticed those boots until you mentioned it.
      OMG can it be true?
      Maybe her six aristocratic “Queen’s Companions” (ex ladies-in-waiting) could hold her down and drag those boots off her otherwise she'll be wearing them to the coronation.

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    2. Anonymous1/12/22 22:08

      @deadeggs Don't say it out loud. It might come true.
      She has worn this dress at least three times and each time she has worn her boots. Make it stop!

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  23. Camilla with boots!!! Noooo!!! Irene

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  24. These people do not have the time to deliberate over their outfits. There are advisers to take care of all that but I imagine the royals may have a choice if several outfits put before them to choose from.

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  25. Anonymous1/12/22 01:07

    I love the Countess of Wessex's blouse. Camilla has on a lovely white dress; and what? black boots you have got to be kidding. I didn't realise how tall Queen Mathilde is ;I like her dress. It is interesting none of those ladies are Royal in their own right; they should have invited Princess Victoria. It is interesting why should Camilla get the prize as Queen a woman who would not go away; like a dog with a bone(Tabby)

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    1. The other royal ladies who could have been there may have had other engagements already booked........no?

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  26. Anonymous1/12/22 04:04

    Queen consort...not queen

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    1. I've got a long memory. To me it's "Camilla", full stop.
      Note : that's my personal opinion. People don't have to agree with me.

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  27. Anonymous2/12/22 00:48

    Good, because I don't. Bearing grudges on behalf of long dead less than perfect people you didn't know is ridiculous. She is Queen Camilla - your long memory doesn't change that

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