Queen Consort Camilla has selected the late Princess Diana’s “favorite” designer to create her coronation gown, according to reports.
British fashion designer Bruce Oldfield, who designed some of the late Princess’ most recognizable gowns, was an “obvious choice” for Camilla, according to the Sun.
“Camilla has a very close friendship with Bruce spanning many years so in many ways it is the natural and obvious choice,” a source told the outlet.
“Camilla trusts Bruce because he has really delivered on dresses for so many important occasions recently for her.”
Oldfield developed a close friendship with the Queen Consort over the last few decades, which followed his decade-long friendship with Diana.
While Oldfield has yet to comment on the speculation, he previously told Daily Mail that he “gave Diana her glamour and Camilla her confidence.”
Page Six Style has reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.
Camilla will be crowned alongside King Charles at the royal’s coronation ceremony this spring, set for May 6.
The couple will travel to Westminster Abbey in the Gold State Coach together, be crowned together, and will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony together, the palace announced last month.
Camilla will be the first royal Consort crowned in nearly a century since George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother took the throne in 1937.
Though he was considered a Prince Consort, Phillip followed tradition and was not crowned alongside Queen Elizabeth in 1953 but instead knelt before her.
The crowning of Camilla will mark a massive break from tradition for the royal family. Camilla, who was famously initially rejected as the future Queen by Queen Elizabeth, will become the first divorcée crowned as Queen Consort.
For his part, Charles is bucking the tradition when it comes to his outfit.
Instead of wearing silk stockings and breeches — often worn for horse riding — reports suggest he will be wearing his military uniform on the big day.
While Buckingham Palace has remained somewhat tight-lipped about the upcoming extravaganza, it did tease that the crowning will be a scaled-back affair.
The monarch said he will not require the six royal dukes to kneel before him to “pay homage” before touching the crown and kissing the monarch’s right cheek. Instead, only his son Prince William will perform the tradition.
Taking place at Westminster Abbey, the 74-year-old’s coronation will “reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry,” the palace has previously said.
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