In a remarkable display of elegance and regal fashion, Queen Camilla accompanied King Charles III on their inaugural state visit to France since his ascension to the throne wearing a titanic necklace on her neck.
Amidst the grandeur of the occasion, it was the Queen’s choice of accessory that stole the spotlight, as she graced the event wearing a magnificent Titanic necklace worth a staggering 6 million dollars.
Camilla’s attire for the momentous occasion included a stunning Dior couture gown, complete with a matching cape, paying tribute to France’s storied history in the world of fashion.
However, it was her choice of necklace that truly captivated onlookers, evoking memories of the iconic “Heart of the Ocean” from the legendary 1997 film, Titanic.
This exquisite diamond-and-sapphire necklace has become a beloved favorite in Queen Camilla’s collection, according to experts at Steven Stone, a renowned British jewelry house. As the reigning queen of statement necklaces, her choice undoubtedly marries history and heritage with luxury.
The sentimentality didn’t end with the Titanic-inspired necklace. Queen Camilla also paid a touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth II by wearing the revered King George VI Victoria Suite during the state dinner at the Palace of Versailles.
This suite, gifted to Queen Elizabeth II by her father on her wedding day in 1947, holds immense sentimental value. It comprises a sapphire and diamond cluster line necklace, a pair of sapphire earrings, and a bracelet. Interestingly, the bracelet was a later addition, commissioned by Queen Elizabeth II during the 1960s.
Maxwell Stone, resident jewelry expert at Steven Stone, estimated the suite’s value to be a staggering £5 million (approximately $6.2 million). Camilla’s gown was thoughtfully designed with a V neckline, allowing the magnificent necklace to take center stage.
The dress also featured bracelet-length sleeves, designed to catch and reflect the light, enhancing the brilliance of her shimmering accessories. To complete the look, she carried a dark clutch, adding a final touch of sophistication to her ensemble.
The Titanic-inspired necklace itself boasts an illustrious history. Originally adorned with 18 sapphires, ranging from 8 to 30 carats each, it underwent a redesign in 1952.
The oversized sapphires are encircled by a dazzling halo of diamonds, linked together with additional single-stone diamonds, varying between 0.8 and 1.5 carats.
This is not the first time Queen Camilla has graced an event with this illustrious suite; she famously wore it during King Charles’ first state banquet, marking the first official state visit hosted by the U.K. since his ascent to the throne.
The royal couple’s historic state visit to France encompasses various enchanting locales, including Paris, Versailles, and Bordeaux, concluding this Friday.
Originally scheduled for March of this year, the visit was postponed due to strikes and protests across France, making this long-anticipated visit all the more significant and memorable.