The Queen Consort looked posh as she hosted a reception for the Canadian Forces at Buckingham Palace.
Camilla, 75, met members of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and received the Canadian Forces’ Decoration from Brigadier General Dwayne Parsons.
For the occasion, she donned an elegant dark green woolen dress with a pleated skirt and paired it with black heels.
The Queen Consort looked posh as she hosted a reception for the Canadian Forces at Buckingham Palace
She accessorized with chic pearl earrings and a lavish gold brooch that she clipped to her lapels.
King Charles’s wife went for natural makeup, with just a touch of bronzer and her platinum locks were styled with a flawless blow-dry.
The royal beamed meeting with Canadian High Commission guests and she posed for a slew of snaps.
It comes after Camilla put on a very classy show to meet soldiers in Hampshire yesterday.
Camilla, 75, met members of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and received the Canadian Forces’ Decoration from Brigadier General Dwayne Parsons (left)
The Queen Consort met Canadian Army guests at a reception at Buckingham Palace
She met the members of the 1st Battalion stationed in Lille barracks during her day trip, and presented medals to some of them before meeting their loved ones.
For the occasion, she wore an elegant red frock coat with a pleated skirt and her trusty Chanel bag as an accessory.
On her arrival, the Queen Consort was greeted by uniformed soldiers, who wasted no time in sitting her down for a few photos and a chat.
Camilla was expected to deliver some of these army men with medals commending their service to the country.
Camilla chatted with the Canadian Army at the reception for the Canadian Forces at Buckingham Palace
Camilla shocks Brigadier General Dwayne Parsons during the visit to Buckingham Palace
Camilla received the award from the Canadian Forces from Brigadier General Dwayne Parsons
Today’s visit comes after a history buff revealed how the Queen Consort sent him a personal letter after finding a photograph of her great-great-grandmother and sending it to her at Clarence House.
Camilla wrote back to Adam Simpson-York, of Ipswich, thanking him for sending her relative Edrica Faulkner’s photo, as she wrote a typewritten letter with her handwritten signature on it.
The royal family noted in the letter, which arrived on stationery bearing the Clarence House crest, that they thought her ancestor looked “a little sad” in the sepia-toned photo.
Camilla posed with guests from the Canadian Army, Canadian High Commission and spouses of the QORC individuals
The Canadian Forces award was presented to Camilla at the reception at the palace
Simpson-York runs the Medals Going Home Facebook page, where he reunites families with their ancestors’ war medals and forgotten heirlooms.
He spends hours scouring eBay and other sites for treasures, then examines the items in hopes of finding modern relatives to report them to.
And on January 3, he saw a photo that caught his eye on the auction site and bought it an hour later for just £9.95.
The amateur historian said he was initially unaware there was a royal connection, but when he saw that the photo was named Edrica Faulkner, a quick Google search revealed the link to Camilla, who was born Camilla Rosemary Shand in July 1947.
Camilla is expected to hand out medals to some soldiers in Aldershot and meet their families
Amateur historian Adam Simpson-York, from Ipswich, searches eBay for heirlooms and photographs and then tries to reunite families with them. an answer from her
Edrica Faulkner’s sepia photo that Simpson-York picked up on eBay for around £10, after making the connection with Camilla, he sent the photo to her
Camilla’s parents were British Army officer turned businessman Major Bruce Shand and his wife The Hon. Rosalind Cubitt, daughter of Roland Cubitt, 3rd Baron Ashcombe.
After making the decision to send it to Clarence House, he was amazed when the Queen Consort herself answered.
He said, “This is definitely the best item I’ve rehomed yet – I’m not sure I’ll be able to rehome an item to Queen Consort Camilla.”
“But it just shows you that it’s amazing what you can find on eBay.”
Simpson-York added, “I loved the personal touch of her response. It’s a great feeling to know she took the time to watch it and it’s even more exciting that she had never seen it before.
“Hopefully it was a nice surprise for her. I imagine there’s a royal archive it would end up in.’
Edrica Faulkner is the paternal great-great-grandmother of the Queen Consort and lived between 1822 and 1890.