Prince Charles writes history, Duchess Camilla steals the show

It was a historic act of dignity. On Tuesday, Prince Charles (73) represented Queen Elizabeth II (96), who did not attend the event for the first time in 59 years, at the opening of Parliament in London. With the so-called “Queen’s Speech”, the Queen’s speech is traditionally used to read out the government declaration. However, the prince did not sit on his mother’s throne, her crown was solemnly placed on it. He took the Prince Consort’s chair, which is an inch lower. This respectful gesture brought the heir to the throne a lot of sympathy.

It was the first time he ever attended the appointment without the Queen, who stayed away on the advice of her doctors. She followed his performance on TV. So Charles made history that day. But the heart conquered Duchess Camilla (74). While her husband wore an admiral’s uniform, she appeared simple – in a dark blue dress and coat with white embroidery. She refrained from wearing a tiara, instead wearing a hat and an elegant pearl necklace. No trace of pomp.