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Old 02-26-2010, 11:08 AM
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Yeah - I see your point, but all the same, do these things really get picked up in the media? I don't think it's that newsworthy outside of Royal watchers really...
I think if Camilla got a new toara, it would be splashed across the Daily Mail and the tabloids, and quite a lot of the broadsheets as well. The story would essentially talk about the rtoyals spending money on yet more jewels in a time of national hardship........... need I add more?
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Well maybe... but then the story would die down quickly, and she's get a new tiara, and we'd get somethig to admire. A small price to pay surely ;-))
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As much as I would love it, I dont think the Duchess will be getting a brand new tiara, unless someone gifts it to her. But I dont think Camilla is much of a tiara person to be honest. If anything, she may get another tiara from the royal collection.
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:18 PM
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South African President's State Visit

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/974...E9FAA69EAC4D25

The Duchess has worn the Honeycomb tiara and I think it looks lovely in her hair tonight and to my delight she wore her emerald necklace and a emerald green gown! =D

I too am pleased the DoC has worn her emeralds again, there just so yummy! I would love to see the Delhi Durbar given another twirl but a big part of me thinks we wont see it again. It was just a one time showstopper type thing. Sigh.
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Thanks Madame! I too am pleased the DoC has worn her emeralds again, there just so yummy! I would love to see the Delhi Durbar given another twirl but a big part of me thinks we wont see it again. It was just a one time showstopper type thing. Sigh.
No probs, PJ.

I've always thought that the Delhi Durbar was used by Camilla because at that point in time, the Queen Mothers jewels (the ones now used by the Duchess), had not yet been allocated to Charles for his wifes use. As it hasn't been seen again, I've long thought that the Durbar was a "stand in", which would be quite the shame because it would be great to see it again.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:33 AM
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A better photo of the DoC's deliciously gorgeous emeralds, hopefully better photos will come through tomorrow. Bit upset there is no brooch but I like the RFO.
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Is that the emerald necklace the Duchess received from Saudi Arabia?
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Im pretty certain it is one of the demi-parures the DoC received from the Saudi's.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:32 AM
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Is that the emerald necklace the Duchess received from Saudi Arabia?
That is certainly the widely held view, with no evidence to the contrary.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:09 AM
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Here's a relatively good pic of the DOC at the dinner for President Zuma of South Africa...

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Old 03-04-2010, 11:42 AM
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Here is a close-up shot from thisislondon.
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Here is a close-up shot from thisislondon.
Wow! That is one big tiara. I've really only seen pictures from the side so seeing it from the front was fantastic. I love the tiara, but it definately takes a wider hair style like Camilla's to pull it off.
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The tiara suits her. But I'm not sure about the emeralds. Square cut?
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The honeycomb looks stunning on Camilla as do the emeralds.
Yes they are square cut.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:48 PM
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The emeralds are lovely, though I am not sure I like the necklace overall. Perhaps this is why Camilla has taken her time to wear them - they have only been seen once before (last summer), even though she has had them for 3 years.
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Here is a close-up shot from thisislondon.
No, the tiara definitely doesn't fit. She should have picked another hairstyle IMO. The emerald necklace looks interesting.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:41 PM
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I have definitly gotten used to the tiara, though I think it looks better from the side than the front. But I love the necklace, it looks very modern but I remember seeing a photo of a Indian Maharaja wearing a necklace nearly exactly the same. but perhaps she should have worn it a notch tighter and closer to the neck.

The Queen Mum and the DoC have very different shaped heads, I love the way the tiara sits on the Queen Mum with her short hair.
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The emerald necklace definitely sits in a rather strange way around the neck - something about it is off-key as if it was altered, or was worn in a wrong way. As it is, it produces an unfortunate 'clothes-pegs on a washing line' effect.

Regarding the hairdo, it's teased and whipped and sprayed into volume and width to balance the wide Boucheron tiara... and I don't like it one bit.
It's rather like 1977 Farrah Fawcett hair minus a few inches, quite wrong for Camilla and disctracting from the jewelry instead of complimenting it. It's just not a tiara hairdo to begin with.

A minor point: The rather romantic diamond earrings and the stark design of the emerald necklace are not a good match.
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It may be a minor point, but that was my first thought as well, re the earrings and necklace being a poor match. As a matter of fact, I don't think that any of the jewels go well together including the tiara. I would have preferred all diamonds with the emerald necklace worn alone.
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I do agree with you Boris - I feel although each piece is exquisite in its own right , the overall impression isnt good but rather mismatched.
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