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Old 01-29-2007, 01:26 AM
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A bit of cleavage last night aswell Keeping it sassy up top..good to see.

I don't know! I expect the Duchess to wear pieces that I think display an 'old world' charm because I think Camilla herself possesses a certain 'old world' character. Imposing and not without a touch of vulgarity which only royal women can justly display (or so I think).

Gaudy some have said? Without doubt. Imperiously impressive? Absolutely.

Successfully romancing the image of royalty, and what better place to do it than in the States?

Camilla does seem to hunch a little when she walks (only slight). This I've noticed for some time and her hair should be worked on but that's wishful thinking on my behalf.

Out of 10: 6 She has looked better imo.

(BTW: I think it would look spectacular as a tiara..I wonder if it is possible)
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I think the neckalce is too gaudy and over the top. But the brooch is very nice.
You're right, it's gaudy and a bit over the top. So it's just the thing to wear when you're "Visiting Royality" in the States. There were surely a lot of ladies present on that occassion who wore equally impressive jewellery as Philadelphia houses quite some rich families and they were surely thought to arrive in showing off-style.

Camilla couldn't know in advance what the other ladies would wear but she had to make sure to make the right impression. And remember the pics of the queen when she visited Philadelphia: she even wore a tiara which looked very much like a crown.

IMHO it was perfect for the occassion, for the place and the people she was going to meet.
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At last the Royal Family has found someone, who can wear Queen Mary's jewels with a style!
I also look forward to the day when we see Camilla wearing Queen Mary's jewelery.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:09 AM
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The glittering necklace worn by the Duchess of Cornwall to a white-tie gala in Philadelphia on Saturday night was a gift while she was on an official overseas tour with the Prince of Wales, Clarence House said yesterday.

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If you've got it flaunt it. I certainly wouldn't say no to the necklace!
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From that article:

"She also wears a brooch in the shape of a fisherman’s fly given to the Queen Mother on her 100th birthday — although when its designer saw a news picture of the Duchess sporting it on her lapel, she noticed that it was being worn upside down."

Now one wonders who knows more about fisherman's flies - they are an extremely complicated topic, so I'm personally not sure if Camilla wore the brooch upside down or if the designer got it wrong in the first place.

As for borrowing Royal Jewels that Diana has previously worn: Camilla is a completely different type of lady to Diana - so why should she take these pieces when there are so many others? I guess we'll see Diana's jewels (her personal ones and the ones in Royal possession) again when either William or Harry present their wifes to the public - maybe along with a quote that "Mummy wanted these pieces to go to our brides" - to take the Diana-stigma off them.

BTW - does anyone else think like me that the wearing of that brooch from Queen Alexandra's possession (sporting the feasthers of the Prince of Wales), which so resembles Diana's was a bit of testing the waters? With what outcome? Any opinions?
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The ruby necklace is definitely a gift from the Saudis or a Gulf emir. It's a very expensive piece that only the oil states would present.
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That piece is very gaudy! as are the other diamond necklaces Camilla has worn so far. No pieces with real class. This necklace would probably suit Camilla much better as a Tiara and with a more "tasteful" gown.
I agree with Jo of Palatine that the Queen Alexandra brooch was worn to test the waters.
Any word of the provenance on that new brooch that Camilla wore? It looks like an art deco piece. Princess Michael has a similar one, which she got from the Duchess of Windsor.
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That piece is very gaudy! as are the other diamond necklaces Camilla has worn so far. No pieces with real class. This necklace would probably suit Camilla much better as a Tiara and with a more "tasteful" gown.
I agree with Jo of Palatine that the Queen Alexandra brooch was worn to test the waters.
Any word of the provenance on that new brooch that Camilla wore? It looks like an art deco piece. Princess Michael has a similar one, which she got from the Duchess of Windsor.
The brooch was a gift to Queen Mother on her 100th birthday, as Jo points in post 212.

As for the Queen Alexandra brooch, personally I see no reason why she shouldn't wear it. Camilla is the Princess of Wales and has every right to wear it.
Just my opinion.
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The brooch mentioned in the article as having been worn upside down cannot be the new one Camilla wore- that is obviously a heart with 2 dangling ornaments that I don't think can be worn any other way!
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That piece is very gaudy! as are the other diamond necklaces Camilla has worn so far. No pieces with real class. This necklace would probably suit Camilla much better as a Tiara and with a more "tasteful" gown.
I agree with Jo of Palatine that the Queen Alexandra brooch was worn to test the waters.
Any word of the provenance on that new brooch that Camilla wore? It looks like an art deco piece. Princess Michael has a similar one, which she got from the Duchess of Windsor.
I want to ask you: What do you mean when you say Camilla´s necklaces are pieces without real class?
I think her jewels are very nice, many of them have an old history or they are love gifts. Real class enough, i think.
And what do you mean with a more tasteful gown? I think she looked stunning and she has a very good stylish taste!
And it´s not her style to wear deco pieces...Maybe we don´t speak about the same Duchess...?
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I am referrring to her diamond "snake" necklace and another one she has with a diamond "fringe". Very bling no style. Camilla does generally have very tasteful gowns but when one wears a necklace of that magnitude one does not need to supplement by making a statement with one's decolletage!
One does not need to wear deco pieces to have style, but when one simply wears lots of diamonds it does not mean they are automatically beautiful or tasteful.
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I don't think any of the pieces are "tacky" or "gaudy". They are all very beautiful and modern pieces that look nice on her.
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As for the Queen Alexandra brooch, personally I see no reason why she shouldn't wear it. Camilla is the Princess of Wales and has every right to wear it. Just my opinion.
As has been discussed before, there are actually several Prince of Wales feather brooches, including two made for Alexandra and one for Queen Mary. Diana received one of the brooches as a wedding gift.
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I am referrring to her diamond "snake" necklace .... one does not need to supplement by making a statement with one's decolletage!
Oh, I must also be guilty of being 'gaudy', I too have a very similar snake necklace. What 'statement' do you think she was making with her neckline?
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Wow, that rubby necklace is impressive, but I think it's just TOO much! She would have still looked great wearing a necklace with half those gems!
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Camilla would be most unlikely to insult her (Saudi?) benefactor by tampering with the gift before it had made a debut public appearance. Later on maybe, but then again she may like it just the way it is. In any case a close look at the new necklace shows a collar section which possibly could be worn as a separate piece.
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In any case a close look at the new necklace shows a collar section which possibly could be worn as a separate piece.
Well spotted Warren.
How about some photoshopping?
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Oh, I must also be guilty of being 'gaudy', I too have a very similar snake necklace. What 'statement' do you think she was making with her neckline?
I liked the snake necklace very much when she combined it with a tiara once. it made for a nice combination, IMHO.

The neckline was perfect in my opinion. One could see that the dress was exactly made for this necklace, so I guess camilla really liked this gift. And I think she still has the decolleté to be able to wear such pieces.
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Can you imagine the headlines if Camilla had refused this very generous gift, how she had insulted whoever had given it to her. The slight against the giver if she had altered it to appease the people who didn't like it!
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Wow, that ruby necklace is impressive, but I think it's just TOO much!
Initially I thought it looked a bit OTT, But, she has the carriage and the decolletage to wear it with class. The neckline of her dress was obviously designed for the necklace, but was not, in any way, vulgar!
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