Monday, July 22

Queen Camilla Sparks Reactions as She Steps Out in Blue Outfit with Gloved Hands after a Break from Duties

Queen Camilla recently attended a royal engagement with some other royal family members and sparked fierce debate with her outfit. Some social media users were supportive of the Queen Consort, yet some others speculated as to why she wore the outfit she did.

Queen Camilla and Prince William as seen in an Instagram post dated March 12, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/theroyalfamily/

Queen Camilla and Prince William as seen in an Instagram post dated March 12, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/theroyalfamily/

Queen Camilla recently graced the annual Commonwealth Day Service of Celebration at Westminster Abbey, standing out in a sea of dignitaries with her elegant blue outfit accessorized with a matching fascinator, black shoes, and black gloves. This event was of considerable significance, marking the 75th anniversary of the Commonwealth. Joining her were notable figures including Prince William, the Princess Royal, and the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, making the occasion a noteworthy assembly of the royal family.

Queen Camilla and Prince William as seen in an Instagram post dated March 12, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/theroyalfamily/

Queen Camilla and Prince William as seen in an Instagram post dated March 12, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/theroyalfamily/

This appearance by the Queen Consort sparked an array of reactions from the public, with some supporters expressing their admiration for her look. Comments ranged from speculative to complimentary, with one individual pondering, “Is Camilla pregnant???” and another, reinforcing this speculation, noted, “Is Camilla pregnant? And before anyone tries to be smart the oldest pregnant lady was 74 years old.”

Queen Camilla, Prince William, the Princess Royal and the Duchess of Edinburgh as seen in an Instagram post dated March 12, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/theroyalfamily/

Queen Camilla, Prince William, the Princess Royal and the Duchess of Edinburgh as seen in an Instagram post dated March 12, 2024 | Source: Instagram.com/theroyalfamily/

Amid the speculation, wishes for health and compliments on her choice of color were also shared, with a supporter saying, “I wish you all health” and another adding, “I think queen Camilla looked lovely in that shade.” Many other fans were excited to see that the Queen Consort had returned to her royal duties.

Queen Camilla at the Annual Commonwealth Day Service in 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Queen Camilla at the Annual Commonwealth Day Service in 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Adding to her recent highlights, Queen Camilla was immortalized as a Barbie doll, donning a blue outfit that humorously made her remark it made her look 50 years younger than she is. This tribute was presented during an International Women’s Day celebration, reflecting her role as the president of the Women of the World Foundation.

Queen Camilla and her Barbie doll at the International Women's Day celebration that marked the end of the Women of the World (WOW) Girls Festival Bus tour at Buckingham Palace, central London, on March 12, 2024

Queen Camilla and her Barbie doll at the International Women’s Day celebration that marked the end of the Women of the World (WOW) Girls Festival Bus tour at Buckingham Palace, central London, on March 12, 2024

In a different setting, Queen Camilla was seen at Cheltenham, attending a day at the races, an event she keenly follows. Her arrival at Cheltenham Racecourse for the biggest week in jump racing drew attention, with racegoers pausing to watch her pass. King Charles was notably absent from this event, as he was seen leaving Clarence House, undergoing treatment for cancer.

Queen Camilla on day 2 'Style Wednesday' of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2024 in Cheltenham, England | Source: Getty Images

Queen Camilla on day 2 ‘Style Wednesday’ of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2024 in Cheltenham, England | Source: Getty Images

Queen Camilla’s presence at the Cheltenham festival, an event she regularly attends and where she is an honorary member of the Jockey Club, underscored her love for equine sports. The royal box was shared with her children, close relatives, and notable figures like Princess Eugenie and Lady Sarah Keswick, alongside the Princess Royal.

Queen Camilla on day 2 'Style Wednesday' of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2024 in Cheltenham, England | Source: Getty Images

Queen Camilla on day 2 ‘Style Wednesday’ of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 13, 2024 in Cheltenham, England | Source: Getty Images

This series of public appearances by Queen Camilla, from the Commonwealth Day Service to the Cheltenham festival, come after she has been notably absent from many royal engagements due to King Charles III’s cancer diagnosis.

As previously reported on March 4, 2024:

Queen Camilla has no engagements in her diary this week, and it is understood that she will spend a few days of private downtime with the King and her own family. She will resume engagements on March 11, when she will represent King Charles and lead the royal family for the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

Britain's Queen Camilla, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Britain’s Queen Camilla, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

The public is both worried about the King’s health and relieved that Queen Camilla will be able to rest for a while. “She deserves a break. She may need to spend more time with Charles,” said a user. “Camilla deserves a break,” another agreed“I hope Charles and Camilla have a lovely break planned,” chimed in a user.

Britain's Queen Camilla, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Britain’s Queen Camilla, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

While some are happy for Camilla, others cannot stop thinking about the reasons for this sudden break. “Can’t stop thinking is Charles’s cancer more serious than we were told!” commented a user. “I would assume that the king has got way worse cancer than they say,” said another.

Britain's Queen Camilla, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Britain’s Queen Camilla, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Despite facing the challenge of King Charles’s cancer diagnosis, Camilla has been maintaining her royal responsibilities. She has shown her support for various causes, from the ‘500 Words’ competition promoting children’s literacy to diplomatic talks with Ukraine’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska.

Queen Camilla and Olena Zelenska, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Queen Camilla and Olena Zelenska, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

As the Queen balances her duties and carves out time for a break, King Charles is receiving a wave of support. Over 7,000 letters and cards from around the world, including notes from children and cancer survivors, have poured in. The palace and the King express gratitude for this comfort during a trying time.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

King Charles III and Queen Camilla, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Such kind thoughts are the greatest comfort and encouragement,” said the King. The monarch admitted that the kind letters were overwhelming for him and reduced him to tears most of the time.

In the midst of Queen Camilla’s well-deserved break, the public’s concern for King Charles’s health remains palpable, particularly in light of his cancer diagnosis and her temporary step back from duties.