On Saturday, Queen Camilla provided us with a little taste of Royal Ascot in the autumn, wearing a sparkling brooch for British Champions Day.
Queen Camilla headed to Ascot Racecourse on Saturday to attend the QIPCO British Champions Day. She was also on hand to help unveil a new statue of famed jockey Frankie Dettori, who joined her for the occasion. Dettori is a friend of the royal family who rode in more than 50 winning races on horses owned by the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Camilla also presented the trophy to the winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. The race was won by Big Rock, owned by Yeguada Centurion and ridden by Aurelien Lemaitre.
For her day at the races, Queen Camilla wore a tailored dress in a shade of forest green, paired with a coordinating hat and black accessories.
She wore her pavé-set diamond and gold earrings for the occasion, as well as a necklace featuring a familiar pair of charms. One, a gold disc, is engraved with the initials of her grandchildren. The other, is a Kiki McDonough Apollo pendant.
Camilla also added an extra bit of equestrian flair to her ensemble, wearing a diamond and enamel brooch in the shape of a galloping racehorse. We previously saw Camilla wear the same brooch in March at Cheltenham.
You’ll see various media outlets report that Camilla’s brooch is the same one given to Queen Elizabeth II as a 90th birthday present by the Racing Post in 2016. But this doesn’t seem to be the case. Photographs of the Racing Post Brooch, including the one above, show that jewel depicting a horse in a different part of its stride, with a jockey sitting in a different position.
To finish off her jewelry look, Camilla wore a stack of bracelets on her right wrist, including an Alhambra bracelet from her Van Cleef & Arpels collection. She also added a textured gold and silver bangle on her left wrist. You’ll catch a glimpse of her engagement and wedding rings in this picture as well.