23 November 2015

Flashback: CHOGM Dinner, Uganda, 2007

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will accompany The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh later this week as they travel to Malta for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and a state visit. All four teamed up in Uganda for CHOGM 2007 as well, and when it came to The Queen's traditional banquet for Commonwealth heads, that meant double the tiara fun.

This was a big event for The Duchess of Cornwall two years after her marriage, and that was reflected in the jewels worn with her flattering blue gown: her standard Greville Tiara, the earrings from her Diamond Pear Drop Demi-Parure, and her public debut of the staggering Greville Festoon Necklace in its full five strand glory. She also had on her Royal Family Order, which she had worn for the first time the month before. This whole appearance belongs in the Camilla Tiara Appearance Hall of Fame, if you ask me.

The Queen wasn't too shabby herself: her usual Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara paired with the Antique Girandole Earrings and the Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace. (The Nizam necklace deserves a special honor for managing to be that sparkly despite being partially obstructed by the dress neckline, don't you think?) She also wore the Star of the Order of the Garter.

Needless to say, I am anxiously awaiting this year's dinner on Friday - especially since we missed Camilla at the last state banquet. Any jewel predictions or wishes?

Photos: via Getty Images