Saturday 18 June 2022 10:55 PM Duchess of Cornwall tells Vogue she detests the colour mauve and dons ... trends now

Saturday 18 June 2022 10:55 PM Duchess of Cornwall tells Vogue she detests the colour mauve and dons ... trends now
Saturday 18 June 2022 10:55 PM Duchess of Cornwall tells Vogue she detests the colour mauve and dons ... trends now

Saturday 18 June 2022 10:55 PM Duchess of Cornwall tells Vogue she detests the colour mauve and dons ... trends now

The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken about overcoming public scrutiny, playing Wordle with her grandchildren and how she and Prince Charles are often ‘ships passing in the night’ in a wide-ranging interview with Vogue magazine. 

A secret photoshoot for the July edition of the fashion bible took place in April, as revealed by The Mail on Sunday, to mark the Duchess’s 75th birthday next month. 

Rather than being styled by a team of Vogue experts, Camilla opted for an outfit from her own wardrobe and chosen by her personal stylist Jacqui Meakin. 

They went for an elegant cobalt-blue Bruce Oldfield evening gown for the shoot in the Garden Room at Clarence House. 

The Duchess of Cornwall opted for a cobalt blue Bruce Oldfield evening gown for her photoshoot with Vogue magazine, which was held ahead of her 75th birthday next month

The Duchess of Cornwall opted for a cobalt blue Bruce Oldfield evening gown for her photoshoot with Vogue magazine, which was held ahead of her 75th birthday next month

When asked if she might wear something to match the purple wisteria blooming in the garden, the answer was a flat ‘no’ – she apparently detests the colour, and is said to refer to it as ‘menopausal mauve’. 

With characteristic wit, Camilla welcomed the photographer by saying: ‘Sorry you’ve got to photograph an old bat.’ 

In the interview, Camilla offers an insight into her life with Charles and how she plans to tackle her Queen Consort role. 

‘It’s not easy,’ she says, diplomatically, of the criticism she faced over the years. ‘I was scrutinised for such a long time that you just have to find a way to live with it. 

‘Nobody likes to be looked at all the time and criticised. But I think, in the end, I sort of rise above it and get on with it.’ 

Speaking ahead of her trip to Rwanda this week – the first Royal visit there – Camilla talks about the effects of her extraordinary schedule on her marriage. 

Camilla revealed the secret to maintaining her marriage with Prince Charles, pictured here together in November 2015, was ensuring they make time for each other at least once a day

Camilla revealed the secret to maintaining

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