Elegant in blue, Camilla heads to the City for a charity day

Cultured Camilla! Duchess of Cornwall is perfectly polished as she visits a wartime art exhibition at the National Army Museum in London

  • Duchess of Cornwall, 71, visited an exhibition at the National Army Museum 
  • The gallery showcases the work of First World War artist Alfred Munnings 
  • The royal looked polished in a patterned black dress and cropped black cape 
  • This morning, Camilla arrived at stockbroker ICAP for its annual Charity Day  

The Duchess of Cornwall was the picture of elegance as she attended a new art exhibition in London on Wednesday evening. 

Camilla, 71, paid a visit to the Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918, exhibition at the National Army Museum.

The gallery showcases more than 40 works of art by the wartime artist that have been brought together for the first time in a century. 

The Duchess of Cornwall, 71, visited the Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918, exhibition at the National Army Museum, London, on Wednesday evening. Pictured, the Duchess with Brough Scott, whose grandfather Major-General J.E.B. Seely was painted by Munnings, pictured

Fresh from a busy day at a charity event in the City, Camilla looked perfectly polished for the evening event in a black and white patterned dress, which she wore under a short black cape

The Duchess of Cornwall, who attended without husband Prince Charles, appeared in good spirits as she was given a personal tour of the gallery. 

Among the pieces on display is a painting of Major-General J.E.B Seely. Seely’s grandson Brough Scott was on hand to mark the occasion and posed for photos with the royal VIP visitor next to his grandfather’s portrait. 

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Camilla looked perfectly polished for the event in a black and white patterned dress, which she wore under a short black cape. 

The royal finished the look with her favourite string of pearls. 

Camilla admires one of the pieces by wartime artist Munnings, one of more than 40 on display

The Duchess attended the museum to view the collection of Munnings’ wartime work, which was last seen together at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1919. Since then, it has largely been kept in storage in Canada.

The 41 paintings on loan from the Canadian War Museum have been brought back on public display thanks to the generosity of The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation.   

The Duchess, who is known for her love of horses, joined a small group for a tour of the exhibition to see the vibrancy and beauty of Munnings work at war. 

The Duchess was accompanied by Emma Mawdsley, lead curator for the exhibition at the National Army Museum, as well as, Brough Scott MBE, broadcaster, former jockey and grandson of Major-General Jack Seely. 

Seely was the first to be painted by Munnings in 1918, astride his famous horse Warrior, a portrait that forms part of this exhibition.

The Museum’s Director, Justin Maciejewski DSO MBE, was pleased to have the opportunity to welcome Her Royal Highness, saying: ‘It’s a privilege to show this extraordinary work to The Duchess of Cornwall, who knows very well the historic role of cavalry in battle and their continued relevance in today’s Army’. 

The duchess views the sculpture ‘Brigadier-General Jack Seely on Warrior’, by Philip Blacker, part of the ‘Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918’ exhibition at the National Army Museum

Head of Collections, Development & Review Emma Mawdsle gives the duchess a personal tour of the exhibition, pointing out details and layers of meaning within the paintings

The Duchess of Cornwall looks fascinated by the artwork on display at the museum

It has been a busy day for Camilla, who joined a host of celebrities at a stockbroker’s charity day in the City this morning. 

Camilla found herself side-by-side with a slew of inflatable dinosaurs, playing a game of scrabble and chowing down on chocolate cake as she enjoyed fundraising events.

The Duchess smiled broadly as she arrived at the offices, matching her office-ready ensemble with a snakeskin clutch bag and a sharp pair of black heels. 

ICAP held its 26th annual charity day, with Camilla representing the Silver Line, a charity of which she is a patron, which supports older lonely people via a chatting service.  

The Duchess of Cornwall mans the phones – and tries not to get distracted by the inflatable dinosaurs – as she attends a charity day at ICAP in the city. The stockbrokers is donating today’s profits to select charities, including loneliness helpline Silver Line, of which Camilla is a patron

Jurassic walk! Camilla, 71, looks more than a little uneasy as she bypasses the inflatable dinosaurs during a tour of the ICAP offices

The fun day saw a host of celebrities attending the event at the Broadgate offices in the City, London, with many getting involved in fund-raising opportunities

C-h-a-r-i-t-y…Camilla racks up the points during a game of scrabble with an employee of ICAP

Cake sale: the Duchess, dressed in a stylish blue herringbone skirt suit, enjoyed a smidgen of chocolate cake during the tour

Despite the party season being in full swing, Camilla looked refreshed as she shook the hand of the ICAP chairman at the company’s offices. 

She listened to a short talk about how the company donates profits made today to a selection of charities and even took part in a Silver Line phone in, with the charity’s founder, television personality Esther Rantzen. 

Offered a pretty bouquet of winter blooms, the Duchess also sported a birthday badge, celebrating five years of the charity.   

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The Duchess of Cornwall looked fresh-faced as she arrived at the ICAP offices on Broadgate this morning – just hours after the 71-year-old attended the Queen’s Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace

Camilla steps elegantly out of her car as she arrives, clutching her snakeskin bag. Right: The Duchess is one of a host of famous faces attending the ICAP event today

Murray Mint, ma’am? The side pocket of the Duchess’ car revealed she’d been perhaps enjoying a Murray Mint and some water en-route

Camilla looked office-ready in a smart herringbone blue skirt-suit and a pair of black heels. The Duchess finished the look with a four-string set of pearls and a snakeskin bag

Joined by former That’s Life presenter Esther Rantzen, who helped found Childline, Camilla mans the phones to get a sense of the calls loneliness charity Silver Line takes from older people

Yes, it is, me, Camilla: The Duchess seemed to be enjoying the opportunity to engage with some of the people the charity helps

She’s behind you! Camilla smiles for a selfie with a band of panto characters during the charity fun day

Tis’ the season: Camilla looked in great spirits as she arrived in the City for the ICAP 26th annual charity day, representing loneliness charity Silver Line, of which she is a patron

Other famous faces attending the event included hairdresser Nicky Campbell, actress Jenny Agutter and reality television star Lauren Pope

Carrying a pretty bouquet of winter flowers, the Duchess also wore a large blue badge to celebrate the fifth birthday of the Silver Line charity 

Other famous faces attending the charity day included hair stylist Nicky Campbell, Jenny Agutter and Lauren Pope. 

Last night’s reception also called for a quick turnaround for Prince Charles, 70, who stepped out in white tie just hours after donning a suit for a special Westminster Abbey service celebrating Christians in the Middle East.

Camilla was the picture of elegance at the event in a satin oyster-coloured evening coat, with a diamond-encrusted tiara finishing the look. 

The Queen appeared in excellent spirits as she greeted some of the roughly 1,000 guests invited to the reception, including ambassadors and high commissioners posted in the UK. 

The Duchess held the flowers aloft to well-wishers as she left the event at the Broadgate offices this morning

Back in the car, the Duchess offered a grin as she left the event. The fundraising event sees ICAP’s revenues and commissions to daygiven away to select charities

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