Draped in a dignified long-line black coat and a large black hat, Camilla exuded an air of regal solemnity. But the simplicity of her ensemble drew attention to a precious accessory on her lapel—the Bugle Horn brooch of The Rifles regiment.
Shaped like an anchor and adorned with diamonds and emeralds, this exquisite brooch was no ordinary adornment.
Bestowed upon Camilla by none other than Prince Philip himself, it stood as a memento of his legacy. The Duke of Edinburgh served as Colonel-in-Chief during his decades-long association with The Rifles, until he transferred the military title to Camilla in a touching ceremony.
The Bugle Horn, a symbol worn proudly by every rifleman of The Rifles, was a fitting emblem of his enduring dedication to the military and his country.
As the world mourned, Camilla’s attire conveyed both sorrow and respect. Her choice to wear the emblem on her coat, pinned just above her heart, was a statement of profound historical significance, and it demonstrated the power of fashion to tell a story, honour a legacy, and unite hearts across generations.
As Camilla made a statement through jewellery, the late Queen Elizabeth II wore her inherited diamond Richmond Brooch, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, donned the Queen’s Japanese Pearl Choker.