In the twenty-first century, royal tours have become slightly less formal affairs. Gone are the tiaras and orders, but receptions and dinner still bring out some spectacular jewelry pieces. Today, we’ve got a look at the exceptional aquamarine worn by the Duchess of Cornwall in Trinidad in 2008.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall traveled to the Caribbean in March 2008 for a ten-day tour. On March 4, 2008, they had dinner with Prime Minister Patrick Manning and his wife, Hazel, in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Camilla wore a dress in a bright shade of aquamarine for the occasion, paired with gold shoes and a coordinating clutch bag.
With the bright gown, Camilla wore a necklace that was more than capable of holding its own presence-wise. This is her three-stranded pearl choker necklace, which has a remarkable clasp: an enormous aquamarine nestled in a modern cluster of gold and diamonds. She reportedly inherited the necklace from her late mother, the Hon. Rosalind Shand.
With the necklace, she wore her favorite earrings. They feature button-style floral studs set with diamonds and pearl drops. You can see a great close-up of the earrings in this article.
She finished off the look with bracelets on both wrists. She wore a gold bangle on her right wrist and a gold and blue bracelet on her left.