On Monday, Queen Camilla headed out for a day of engagements in Norfolk, including a visit to a jewelry designer whose pieces are royal favorites.
Queen Camilla began her day in Great Yarmouth with a visit to Redwings Horse Sanctuary, a charity that protects and cares for rescued horses.
The horse sanctuary now also cares for the Anna Sewell House, home of the author of Black Beauty. Camilla also toured the house, which is now open to the public, during Monday’s visit. The building serves as an information center for the sanctuary.
Next, Queen Camilla headed to the Holkham Estate in Wells-Next-The-Sea for a stop at the design studio of jeweler Monica Vinader.
Vinader received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2022. During Monday’s tour of the company’s headquarters, Queen Camilla presented the award and unveiled a plaque to commemorate the royal visit.
Camilla’s tour of the premises included a stop in the photography studio where a model was posing with pieces from Vinader’s line.
She was also shown gemstones and settings for pieces currently being made in the design studio.
For her day in Norfolk, Queen Camilla wore a blue and white printed day dress with a blue wrap and neutral accessories.
She wore a pair of earrings she’s loved over the past year: pearl drops with studs set with sapphires, diamonds, and rubies. The earrings come from the collection of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
She also wore her usual necklaces (with a disc pendant engraved with her grandchildren’s initials, plus a Kiki McDonough Apollo pendant), and a stack of bracelets, including one from Van Cleef & Arpels.
To my knowledge, Queen Camilla doesn’t have any Monica Vinader pieces in her jewelry collection—let’s hope that changed today!—but other members of the family do. The Princess of Wales has been wearing Monica Vinader jewelry for years, including the diamond-set Riva Suite.
She’s worn the set, which includes a necklace and matching earrings, for events at the Natural History Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.
Kate also owns the brand’s Siren earrings, which are set with green onyx. She debuted the earrings in Canada in 2016.
She’s worn the green onyx earrings often over the years, frequently choosing them for more casual outdoor engagements.
More recently, we saw Kate debut a pearl pendant from the brand. She wears it above in London in April 2022.
And Kate’s not the only Monica Vinader-wearer in the royal family. The Duchess of Edinburgh also has pieces from the brand in her jewelry box, including this pair of aquamarine earrings.