The Queen Consort swept aside recent royal drama to attend a festive gathering in Mayfair, earlier this week. Queen Camilla was photographed wearing an emerald green dress with a sleek black cape coat as she arrived at the acclaimed Murano restaurant on Wednesday. The Queen Consort was accompanied by an array of celebrities at the event hosted by Ewan Venters, former CEO of Fortnum and Mason.
Queen Camilla was surrounded by famous faces at the glitzy Christmas bash, just hours ahead of the second instalment of Prince Harry and Meghan’s controversial Netflix series.
Among the star-studded crowd, Camilla, who was not attending in an official royal capacity, mingled with Jeremy Clarkson, Claudia Winkleman, Dame Judi Dench and Tess Daily.
Members of the UK media were also invited to the Michelin-star restaurant, namely Chris Evans and Piers Morgan – who has been a consistently outspoken critic of the Duchess of Sussex.
As she left the restaurant, the Queen Consort was seen giving her son, Tom Parker Bowles, an affectionate kiss on the cheek.
The following morning, the second half of Netflix’s ‘Harry and Meghan’ debuted worldwide, unveiling fresh revelations about the couple’s experience in the institution.
The final three episodes of the shocking docu-series focused on events between the day of their royal wedding, in May 2018, and their present day lives in sunny California.
Prince Harry condemned the notion of “institutional gaslighting” within the Royal Family, and claimed Palace communication teams had been “working against each other” to plant stories in the media.
The Duchess of Sussex claimed that, as the media became more critical, her “bubble burst”, and she realised the Palace would not protect her from negative publicity.
She explained: “I wasn’t just being thrown to the wolves, I was being fed to the wolves.”
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Despite the firm glare of the spotlight on British monarchy following the conclusion of the Netflix series, the Royal Family banded together on Thursday evening for a Christmas engagement.
Senior members of the Royal Family presented a united front as they attended the Christmas carol service at Westminster Abbey.
The event, hosted by the Princess of Wales, was dedicated to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September this year.
The service also featured poignant readings from special guests, including a speech from Prince William who honoured his late grandmother by quoting an extract from her 2012 Christmas address.
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