It was a historic act of dignity. On Tuesday, Prince Charles (73) represented Queen Elizabeth II (96), who has not attended the event for the first time in 59 years, at the opening of Parliament in London. With the so-called “Queen’s Speech,” the Queen’s Speech is traditionally used to read the government’s proclamation. However, the prince did not sit on his mother’s throne, and solemnly placed her crown on it. He took the Prince Consor chair, which is an inch lower. This respectful gesture brought the heir to the throne a lot of sympathy.
It was the first time he attended the appointment without the Queen, who walked away on the advice of her doctors. I followed his performance on TV. So Charles made history that day. But the Heart beat Duchess Camilla (74). While her husband was dressed as an admiral, she looked simple – in a dark blue dress and overcoat with white embroidery. She refrained from wearing the tiara, and instead wore a hat and an elegant pearl necklace. No sign of pomp.
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This is really the future queen
For this reserved look, royal fans are praised in abundance. The couple’s joint Instagram account, which has 1.5 million followers, contains comments like “The Duchess looks so amazing”, “She really is our future queen” and “It’s amazing how supportive Camilla is with her husband.”
Only Prince William, 39, who was also there for the first time, has received very little praise. He criticized that he seemed angry and not very charismatic.
Just a day after Parliament opened, another first show for Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla followed: on Wednesday they were invited to the traditional garden party at Buckingham Palace. Despite the rainy weather, the two made it clear that they were ready to represent the Queen, who was also absent from the event, after her age as royal husband.
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