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Duchess of Cornwall wears cream suit and matching mask at State Opening of Parliament

The Duchess of Cornwall cut an elegant figure in a stunning white outfit as she attended the State Opening of Parliament today. 

Camilla, 73, joined her husband Prince Charles, 72, as they accompanied the Queen, 95, for the scaled-back, socially-distanced State Opening at the Palace of Westminster this morning.

The royal looked chic in a simple all-white outfit, with cream detailing across her coat, and matching accessories including a statement hat, gloves and mask.

The occasion marked the Queen's first major public ceremonial duty since the death of her husband Prince Philip a month ago. 

The Duchess of Cornwall, 73, cut an elegant figure in a stunning white outfit as she attended the State Opening of Parliament today

The royal looked chic in a simple all-white outfit, with cream detailing across her coat, and matching accessories including a statement hat, gloves and mask

The Duchess looked relaxed as she travelled by car to the event alongside Prince Charles.

Camilla's blonde bob was styled in an impeccable blow-dry, and she sported a dash of blush for a healthy glow. 

The Duchess wore a stunning crisp white coat featuring grey diamond detailing, which she paired with a matching dress underneath. 

Meanwhile she opted for a statement wide-brimmed hat, and could be seen carrying a matching pair of cream gloves and a clutch bag.

Camilla's blonde bob was styled in an impeccable blow-dry, and she sported a dash of blush for a healthy glow

She accessorised with a pair of pearl earrings and a gold necklace.   

Meanwhile Prince Charles, in a morning suit, wore a black mask edged in white.

The monarch did not wear a mask at the ceremony while all other participants did, and Her Majesty was also without the two-pound Imperial State crown or ceremonial robes. 

Instead she dressed in a pale lilac coat with yellow floral embroidery around the collar, and a matching lilac hat.  

The couple arrived for the State Opening earlier this morning as they accompanied the Queen for her first major public ceremonial duty since the death of her husband Prince Philip a month ago

During today's Covid-secure ceremony, Camilla walked behind the Queen and Charles in the simple procession. 

Charles's presence at her side, so soon after the death of Philip aged 99 on April 9, will be seen as a sign of things to come at future royal engagements. 

The scaled-back, socially-distanced State Opening saw the Queen announce Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s legislative agenda.    

The monarch's Imperial State Crown was, as in recent years, carried separately and placed on a table in the House of Lords before she gave her keynote speech, outlining the government's plans for the year.

While Prince Charles wore a black face mask, Camilla opted for a bright white covering which perfectly complemented her outfit 

Camilla opted for a statement wide-brimmed hat for the occasion, and could be seen carrying a matching pair of cream gloves and a clutch bag (pictured) 

In the speech, Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to 'turbo-charge the Covid recovery' as he unveiled a raft of measures for the 'Blue Wall' with moves to boost jobs, crack down on illegal immigration, and curb 'woke' culture.

In a state occasion stripped of most of the usual pomp and ceremony, the Queen - in her first major duty since the death of Prince Philip - said the country should be 'stronger, healthier and more prosperous than before'. 

At one stage during the event, Camilla appeared to exchange a few words with Charles as they sat alongside the Queen. 

It comes amid a busy few days for Camilla who earlier this week conducted a revealing interview about the rising number of domestic abuse cases over the past 12 months. 

During today's Covid-secure ceremony, Camilla walked behind the Queen and Charles in the simple procession

Camilla and Charles could be seen sitting to the side of the Queen as she made her speech in the House of Lord's Chamber

Charles and Camilla's presence alongside the Queen, so soon after the death of Philip aged 99 on April 9, will be seen as a sign of things to come at future royal engagements

Speaking at a women's refuge in Reading, Berkshire, the royal revealed the very personal effect witnessing domestic abuse has had on her. 

She spoke passionately about the fact many of us across Britain will know domestic abuse victims and may not even admit it.

Earlier this year, Camilla revealed her own friends had suffered domestic violence and she has long advocated for more specialist support, becoming the patron for charity SafeLives last year.

The Duchess was left visibly shaken after speaking to survivors in 2016, but she broached the topic very differently this time around on her first in-person visit to a domestic abuse refuge since lockdown restrictions eased.  

At one stage during the event, Camilla appeared to exchange a few words with Charles as they sat alongside the Queen

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