Queen Camilla Stuns in Head-to-Toe Pink Attire Just like Princess Diana Did: Fans Split over Who Wore It Better

In a surprising twist at the 80th Anniversary Commemorations of D-Day, Queen Camilla stepped out in an outfit strikingly similar to one of Princess Diana’s iconic looks, sparking a heated debate among royal fans.

Queen Camilla recently turned heads. She sparked a fashion face-off by wearing an outfit similar to one Princess Diana famously donned in the 80s. The occasion? The 80th Anniversary Commemorations of D-Day in Portsmouth on June 6.

Camilla popped in pink at the U.K.’s national event, prompting many to ponder the choice of such a surprising shade for a solemn service.

The 76-year-old Queen stood out in a pale pink coat dress paired with brown shoes and a matching hat. She was spotted standing next to King Charles and Prince William amidst people with dark suits and military uniforms.

King Charles III, Prince William and Queen Camilla on June 5, 2024, in Portsmouth, England | Source: Getty Images

Traditionally, royal women wear black or other dark colors for military-related memorial events, but Queen Camilla seemed to have her reasons for this bold deviation.

Queen Camilla’s choice of outfit might have been a tribute, especially as she, King Charles, and Prince William are set to continue their commemorations with a visit to Normandy, France. This trip holds particular significance as it will be King Charles’ first since his cancer diagnosis was officially announced by the palace in February.

King Charles III, and Queen Camilla on June 5, 2024, in Portsmouth, England | Source: Getty Images

The pink ensemble with a matching Philip Treacy beret already has ties to France, as Camilla wore it during a state visit to the country in September 2023. When she and King Charles touched down at Orly Airport for their three-day visit, they were warmly welcomed by President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.

To complement her look, Camilla donned a four-strand pearl necklace with a diamond clasp, an accessory she also chose for the D-Day commemorations.

King Charles III, and Queen Camilla on June 5, 2024, in Portsmouth, England | Source: Getty Images

Much like the late Queen Elizabeth, who famously wore bright colors to stand out in crowds at large events, it seems Camilla might be following suit, ensuring she remains easily visible amidst the sea of attendees.

Queen Camilla wasn’t the only one embracing the vibrant color at the event. Other notable figures such as actress Helen George and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murty also chose to wear pink, adding a cheerful note to the solemn occasion.

Queen Camilla on June 5, 2024, in Portsmouth, England | Source: Getty Images

Still, what caught many eyes was the uncanny resemblance of Camilla’s outfit to one Princess Diana wore in 1983 during a visit to Newcastle in Australia with then-Prince Charles. Diana’s ensemble, while similar, lacked a long pink coat and featured white shoes and a bouquet.

Prince Charles, and Princess Diana visit Australia, At Maitland, New South Wales, on 29th March 1983. | Source: Getty Images

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The fashion déjà vu ignited a lively and spirited debate among fans, who took to Facebook to weigh in on which of King Charles’ wives wore it better. In a side-by-side comparison photo on Facebook, people flooded the comments section, with ardent supporters of both women passionately defending their favorite.

Team Camilla didn’t hold back, with one AmoMama reader declaring, “Camilla definitely,” implying the Queen outshone Diana. Another gushed, “Camilla looks stunning!!!” adding a flurry of heart emojis. A third admirer noted, “Queen Camilla looks more elegant, beautiful [sic].”

King Charles III and Queen Camilla on June 5, 2024, in Portsmouth, England | Source: Getty Images

Meanwhile, team Diana was equally vocal and unwavering in their support. “Definitely Diana,” asserted one fan, while another confidently proclaimed, “Diana without a doubt!” A fervent follower affirmed, “Diana, 100%.”

Princess Diana was known for her love of an all-pink wardrobe from a young age. Even after becoming a royal, she maintained her signature style, particularly her penchant for rose-tinted outfits. Her fashion choices have since become a defining part of her legacy.

Prince Charles, and Princess Diana visit Australia, At Maitland, New South Wales on March 29, 1983. | Source: Getty Images

Interestingly, both Camilla and Diana’s dresses were designed by Catherine Walker. Walker, a tall and striking woman with a similar body type to Diana, created many of Diana’s iconic looks.

After Diana’s separation from King Charles, her fashion became even more significant to her, with Walker designing outfits that were exquisite, desirable, and distinguished. Even in death, Diana was buried in an all-black dress designed by Walker.

Princess Diana at Maitland, New South Wales on March 29, 1983. | Source: Getty Images

This sartorial showdown not only rekindled fond memories but also highlighted the enduring influence of both women’s styles, keeping the royal fashion legacy alive and well.

 

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