Carlos and Camilla claim their power at a gala dinner for the emperors of Japan

The visit to London Naruhito from Japan and his wife, the Empress Masako, has been a breath of fresh air for the British monarchs. After months of bad news and institutional crisis, Carlos and Camila They have gone all out to show that their Crown, despite illnesses and difficulties, is still stronger than ever. The queen, in fact, has launched the ‘family order’ that her husband grants only to female members of the royal family for their work in favor of the Crown.

The dinner took place at Buckingham Palace. Carlos and Camila have served as perfect hosts dressed to the nines and with their well-polished decorations. The queen, who wore a white dress with front and cuff embroidery, wore the Burmese ruby ​​tiara that she wore for the first time in November 2023, during the gala dinner with the president of South Korea. It is a piece that the Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan, gave to Elizabeth II on the occasion of her wedding to Philip of Edinburgh and that she herself chose at the Cartier house, matching a diamond necklace . In 73, Elizabeth II had it dismantled and Garrard created a new tiara with 96 diamonds, also a gift from the Burmese people.

Camilla also wore a large diamond necklace from the reign of George VI and the band of the order of the Garter, held by the ‘family order’ of Elizabeth II, with a yellow ribbon, and the new one awarded by her husband, with a green ribbon. It is an image of the king surrounded by diamonds from the ‘loose stones’ collection and weighs 10.41 carats.

Masako, for her part, has also opted for the color white with a short-sleeved dress complete with embroidery with stones and sequins that shone as bright as her tiara, the imperial Chrysanthemum tiara. It is a jewel reserved for empresses that represents chrysanthemums, the symbol of the Japanese monarchy. It was created from brooches that belonged to Empress Teimei and this is the first time that the wife of Naruhito, enthroned last 2019, has worn it. She has combined it with a diamond necklace and the Japanese band of the Order of the Precious Crown .

Among the guests were Prince William, without Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and the Duke and Duchess of Goulcester.