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People spot Camilla's 'body double' at Coronation

People spot Camilla's 'body double' at Coronation

People were confused about the unexpected lookalikes

Eagle-eyed viewers of King Charles III's coronation had to do a double take after they noticed Queen Camilla was joined by two other women dressed identically, labelling them her 'body doubles'.

Dressed in white with iconic Camilla-esque hair-dos, the pair stood behind of the newly crowned King and Queen to the confusion of many on Twitter during the ceremony at Westminster Abbey today (6 May).

The two women looked very similar to Queen Camilla.
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One viewer said: "Nice they’ve got two Emergency Camillas prepared in case anything happens to the first one."

Another quipped: "They have TWO spare Camillas available if one breaks?! What a waste of tax money."

A third had a theory, writing: "I see they brought two Camillas when one collapses from absolute boredom."

While a forth thought it signalled the Corrie Nash was about to step up a gear in terms of entertainment, saying: "Why are there two spare Camillas? I reckon there is some breakdancing or a stunt coming up soon."

In all seriousness, Harpers Bazaar reported on Wednesday (3 May) that Camilla would have two special women by her side.

They include her sister, Annabel Elliot, and her longtime friend and her current companion, Lady Lansdowne.

In case you were wondering, Queen Camilla’s friend and fashion designer Bruce Oldfield OBE is the person behind her delicately embroidered white and gold dress.

She's paired it with some sentimental jewellery, for her big moment including the coronation necklace made by jeweller Garrard & Co for Queen Victoria and presented to her in 1858.

It consists of 25 graduated brilliant diamonds with a 22.48 carat diamond pendant, known as the Lahore Diamond.

It's been worn by several Queen Consorts during their coronations including Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother, in 1937.

Queen Elizabeth II also wore it for her own coronation in 1953.

Viewers were quick to guess what the pair were doing there.
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As well as Queen Camilla's impressive get-up, King Charles III was spotted wearing just one glove.

Why? As he officially becomes the King of England, donning all sorts of impressive attire for the historic occasion, the glove actually has a special meaning.

Known as the Coronation Gauntlet, the white glove is a traditional part of the coronation, and is typically worn on the right hand by the monarch as part of the coronation as they hold the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross during the crowning.

Previously worn by his grandfather George VI, the last male monarch, the decision to reuse the glove comes as part of efforts to make the most out of the various garments in ' the interests of sustainability and efficiency'.

The glove was first presented by the Worshipful Company of Glovers after being made by Dents the glove makers and embroidered by Edward Stillwell & Company in 1937.

It's made of white leather, lined with red satin and embroidered with gilt metal thread, wire and spangles which form national emblems including the Tudor Rose, thistle, shamrock, oak leaves and acorns. Fancy.

The King is also wearing hand-me-down vestments which were part of the Coronation Services of King George IV in 1821, King George V in 1911, King George VI in 1937 and Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Coronation, Royal Family, UK News, King Charles III