Camilla Parker Bowles wore another of the Queen Mother’s jewels on Christmas Day
Camilla Parker Bowles is known to be a fan of the Queen Mother’s jewellery, and she has worn many pieces previously belonging to her over the years.
Camilla, who married Prince Charles in 2005, has a huge jewellery collection, some privately owned and some borrowed from the royal collection.
Even the Duchess of Cornwall’s engagement ring once belonged to the Queen Mother.
The enormous central square cut diamond has three diamond baguettes on either side. It is a huge statement ring, which Camilla wears with a modest gold wedding band.
This Christmas was no different, with Camilla wearing a brooch that belonged to the Queen Mother.
The piece features rock crystal and a huge diamond in the centre. It is set in a diamond frame and has details that may be either onyx of enamel.
In a 1920s fashion trend, the Queen Mother wore the brooch on her hat on one outing in 1927.
The brooch has been in the royal family for at least 20 years, and it is likely that it now belongs to the Queen, who lends it to Prince Charles’ wife.
Camilla Parker Bowles’s favourite tiara is also one that belonged to the Queen Mother, the ornate Greville Tiara.
The enormous piece was donated to the Queen Mother by the socialite the Hon. Mrs. Greville, who died without an heir.
The tiara was created in 1921 and is sometimes worn with the Greville Festoon necklace, a huge diamond piece.
Camilla wore the necklace and tiara together to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Banquet in Kampala, Uganda on November 23, 2007.
Camilla holds and most often uses the title of Duchess of Cornwall – and Prince Charles in the Duke of Cornwall.
This is a non-hereditary peerage held by the British Sovereign’s eldest son and heir, traditionally.
Other women to hold the title include wife of Henry VIII Catherine of Aragon.