On Monday, King Charles III and Queen Camilla were in Scotland for a special engagement in Fife, and Camilla wore jewelry with a special local meaning.
The King and the Queen Consort were in Dunfermline to formally mark the conferral of city status on the former town. Their stops for the day included attending a council meeting at the City Chambers and a visit to Dunfermline Abbey to mark its 950th anniversary.
Here, the couple sign the visitor’s book at the City Chambers.
Both Charles and Camilla wore attire perfectly suited for their surroundings on Monday. The King opted for a traditional kilt, while the Queen Consort wore a dark green coat with a ruffled blouse and tall leather boots.
Camilla’s jewelry also offered a nod to the people of Scotland. She chose a traditional Scottish brooch from her collection. I think it’s most correct to call this a plaid or Cairngorm brooch, though those with more knowledge should absolutely offer corrections in the comments if that’s not accurate. The silver and gold brooch is set with highly polished cabochon gemstones, perhaps agate, which is traditionally used in Scottish jewelry.
The brooch has been in Camilla’s jewelry box since the earliest days of her royal marriage. Here, she wears the brooch for a special memorial service at the Gordon Highlanders Regimental Museum in Aberdeen on April 24, 2005. (The gold pin on the other side of her jacket is the cap badge of the Gordon Highlanders.)
In August 2005, she wore the brooch again for the Mey Games at Queens Park in Caithness, near the Castle of Mey, a favorite residence of the late Queen Mother.
More recently, we saw Camilla wear the brooch during a visit to the Isle of Skye in September 2021.
For Monday’s engagement, Camilla paired the brooch with a delicate pair of diamond drop earrings from her collection.
She wore her usual stack of bracelets on her right wrist, and during the visit to the City Chambers in Dunfermline, she was photographed fastening a bracelet on her left wrist.
Here’s a closer look at the gold bracelet, which also appears to feature plaques with carved gemstones.