Duchess Camilla’s Elegant Race Day Outfit Pays Subtle Tribute To Prince Philip

Duchess Camilla's Elegant Race Day Outfit Pays Subtle Tribute To Prince Philip
The Duchess of Cornwall looked immaculate as she arrived at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, stepping out in a gorgeous green ensemble. Duchess Camilla’s Elegant Race Day Outfit Pays Subtle Tribute To Prince Philip

The 74-year-old royal may have spent the anniversary of Prince Philip’s death away from the rest of the royal family over the weekend, but Duchess Camilla chose a subtle way to honour the sombre occasion at the Grand National. Her choice to wear a green, single-breasted coat and coordinating DeMellier handbag in a forest green hue bore a symbolic significance to her late father-in-law.

Wearing green was a fitting way to remember the Queen’s late husband as the colour was used over the years for things like his staff liveries and private cars, including the driving carriage at his funeral last April.

Duchess Camilla chose to wear a bottle-green coat

Duchess Camilla chose to wear a bottle-green coat

Philip had been Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment from 2007 until 2020 when he handed over the role to daughter-in-law Duchess Camilla.

Philip had been Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment from 2007 until 2020 when he handed over the role to daughter-in-law Duchess Camilla.

Philip had been Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment from 2007 until 2020 when he handed over the role to daughter-in-law Duchess Camilla.

Accessorizing with the spring chill in mind, Camilla wore brown leather gloves and a faux fur-lined hat. She added elegant pearl drop earrings and her £16,000 horseshoe brooch – which is a pricey accessory with an even richer history.

He added: “Its history is thought to date back to 1909; Minoru was one of King Edward VII’s most successful thoroughbred racehorses and this was likely designed to bring him luck.”

Royal fans were quick to notice the elegance of the Duchess’ crisp, green attire, taking to the Instagram account @royalfashionpolice to write: “Duchess Camilla looks very fashion savvy in one of my favourite colours, green.

DUCHESS CAMILLLA'S BAG: The Midi Venice, £355, DeMellier

DUCHESS CAMILLA’S BAG: The Midi Venice, £355, DeMellier

Duchess Camilla's Elegant Race Day Outfit Pays Subtle Tribute To Prince Philip

“The cream-coloured ascot is a contrasting compliment to her matching forest green jacket. Her look is very tailored, and neat and she looks very pretty. Well done, Duchess of Cornwall.”

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