Camilla Parker-Bowles wears leather gloves with a luxe velvet dress to the Royal Commonwealth reception

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The Duchess of Cornwall changed into her evening dress after Commonwealth Day Monday Religious Service, lovely in a luxurious velvet dress with pretty white embroidery. She arrived at the Commonwealth Reception at Marlborough House alongside her husband Prince Charles to greet the guests who had attended the service. The chic midi dress is surely one of Camilla’s favorites, having already worn it to her very first fashion show – the Julien Macdonald reception in November 2018 – and this time around, she went for an all-black look with her favorite Launer clutch, Sole Bliss ‘Ingrid’ shoes and leather gloves.

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Camilla looked lovely in her evening outfits on Monday night

The beautiful dress was made by one of Camilla’s favorite designer, Fiona Clare, with striking white stitching at the neckline and sleeves. The royal opted to keep her black gloves on as she chatted with guests, including Alexandra Burke, at the event – which may have been a move driven by current coronavirus precautions.

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During the church service earlier today, it was revealed that members of the royal family would not be shaking hands with attendees. An abbey spokesperson said: “Westminster Abbey is well aware of the risks posed by the spread of the new coronavirus. In recent weeks, we have advised members of our congregation to avoid shaking hands . “

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Camilla kept her gloves on during the reception

Camilla also opted to wear her chic leather gloves for service at Westminster Abbey, pairing them with her elegant Bruce Oldfield coat dress and matching feathered hat by Philip Treacy.

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Wearing blue for service at Westminster Abbey

During her recent engagements, she’s certainly wrapped up warm, opting for tall boots instead of shoes and wearing her trusty gloves – so that just might be a winter fashion decision too! Just last week, the Duchess showed off her sleek style during a visit to the London Transport Museum where she wore the gloves with a royal blue overcoat and a chic Fulton umbrella, just like the Queen’s.


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