Amidst a radiant spectacle held at Mansion House, King Charles and Queen Camilla entered the public eye on a Wednesday evening, commemorating their coronation.
Queen Camilla, at the age of 76, exuded elegance, adorned in a resplendent ebony evening gown adorned with silver embellishments by the esteemed designer, Bruce Oldfield. Her selection of jewelry paid a remarkable homage to her departed mother-in-law.
Her Majesty cast a striking figure, bedecked in the tiara once graced by the late Queen Elizabeth II – the “Girls of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” diamond tiara. Alongside this, she sported a diamond necklace and earrings, all cherished heirlooms of the former monarch.
Personifying timeless allure, the royal's platinum-blonde tresses were elegantly styled in their signature voluminous coiffure, while Camilla enhanced her features with an illuminating foundation, a hint of rosy blush, and a delicate shade of pink lipstick.
The soirée was convened to honor the commendable undertakings of the civic institutions and Livery Companies of the City of London – the time-honored and contemporary trade guilds of the city. This significant event marks King Charles' inaugural official visit to the City of London since ascending to the throne.
Devoted to her personal London-based hairstylist, Jo Hansford, Queen Camilla has entrusted her with the responsibility of maintaining her lustrous, buttery-blonde highlights and the artful layering of her locks for nearly four decades.
Jo, a graduate of the esteemed Vidal Sassoon academy, has, on numerous occasions, curated Camilla's coiffure for some of the most pivotal moments in her life, including her nuptials to King Charles and her coronation as Queen earlier this year.
In conversation with The Telegraph, the expert colorist, Jo, disclosed that the evolution of Queen Camilla's hair color has been a meticulous process, aimed at preserving its famous fullness and body, while subtly navigating the challenge of graying.
“I contemplated, ‘Why exert effort if it merely appears as pallid?'” Jo pondered. “Nonetheless, I exercised prudence since she cherishes the voluminous effect that the color imparts to her hair, despite its fine texture.” She elaborated on the gradual nature of the transformation, ensuring that Camilla's hair adapts to its evolving shades without sacrificing its renowned body and volume.