28 April 2016

Camilla Takes Wing in Hertfordshire

Camilla visits the Queen Mother Hospital for Small Animals (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cornwall began a set of engagements on Thursday with a visit to the Queen Mother Hospital for Small Animals. Camilla was there in her role as patron of the Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust.

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The duchess donned two pieces of jewelry: her diamond and pearl earrings, and her diamond RAF badge. Chris Jackson provided us with an excellent close-up of the brooch, which features diamond wings flanking a laurel wreath topped with a crown and containing the RAF's initials.

Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Animal-lover Camilla was totally in her element at the hospital, where she got to meet lovable patients like this dog, who showed off an impeccable taste in sweaters. But why the RAF badge for a visit to an animal hospital, you ask? Simple -- after leaving the animal hospital, Camilla headed to visit RAF Halton, where she is an Honorary Air Commodore.