Yesterday, King Charles III was officially crowned at Westminster Abbey in London in a Coronation ceremony that was nothing short of remarkable. The monarch was adorned in various regalia steeped in history and tradition, including 'priceless' priest-like gold robes. His wife, Queen Camilla, wore a white Coronation dress that was specially crafted for her and adorned in gold embroidery.
While the gown looked stunning, it had special meaning for the former Duchess of Cornwall. In a sweet and touching detail, the Queen managed to incorporate her pets into the dress. Eagle-eyed royal fans spotted intricate embroidery covering the floor-length gown, including dog-shaped stitching at the bottom of the dress.
The dress was designed by couture designer Bruce Oldfield, who also incorporated floral garlands and leaves in honour of King Charles, who shares a love of the great outdoors with his wife. The designer was honoured to create the gown and shared that it was a "great privilege" to dress the new Queen.
Royal fans on Twitter gushed over the iconic gown and the heartfelt stitching of two Jack Russells. The subtle figures are believed to be a nod to Camilla's canine companions, Beth and Bluebell. The dogs have been living with the Queen at Clarence House since she adopted them from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in 2017.
The two terriers had heartbreaking backstories before being rescued by the charity. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Camilla shared that Beth had just been moved from pillar to post and dumped before they found her. Bluebell was found wandering in the woods, covered in sores and virtually dead. The charity nursed her back to life, and her hair grew back again. Although she is very sweet, she is also a tiny bit neurotic.
The sweet and thoughtful detail in the dress demonstrates the Queen's love for her pets and her dedication to making them a part of her special day. It also highlights the importance of animal rescue and adoption, something that is close to Camilla's heart.
The Coronation ceremony of King Charles III and Queen Camilla was a remarkable event steeped in history and tradition. The iconic gown worn by the new Queen was carefully crafted with special meaning and attention to detail. The dog-shaped stitching on the gown was a heartfelt tribute to Camilla's beloved pets, Beth and Bluebell, while the floral embellishments were a tribute to her husband's love of the great outdoors. The sweet detail in the gown demonstrates the Queen's love for her pets and highlights the importance of animal rescue and adoption.