Queen Camilla and French First Lady Brigitte Macron Recognize 80th Anniversary of D-Day in Matching Monochrome Dresses and Pumps

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On June 6, Queen Camilla and French first lady Brigitte Macron honored the 80th anniversary of D-Day wearing complementary all-white outfits, complete with classic pumps.

(From L) Britain's Queen Camilla, Britain's King Charles III, France's President Emmanuel Macron, French President's wife Brigitte Macron and Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak attend the UK Ministry of Defence and the Royal British Legion's commemorative ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the World War II "D-Day" Allied landings in Normandy, at the World War II British Normandy Memorial near the village of Ver-sur-Mer which overlooks Gold Beach and Juno Beach in northwestern France, on June 6, 2024. The D-Day ceremonies on June 6 this year mark the 80th anniversary since the launch of 'Operation Overlord', a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the liberation of occupied France and the end of the war against Nazi Germany. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
From left to right: Queen Camilla, King Charles III, President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron.

Accompanied by their husbands King Charles III and French president Emmanuel Macron, the women were in attendance at the UK Ministry of Defense and the British Royal Legion’s event held at the British Normandy Memorial in northern France. The gathering commemorates the day that Allied troops invaded Normandy on June 6, 1944, a milestone military victory leading to the end of World War II.

VER-SUR-MER, FRANCE - JUNE 06: King Charles III, President of France, Emmanuel Macron, Queen Camilla and Brigitte Macron during the UK Ministry of Defence and the Royal British Legion’s commemorative event at the British Normandy Memorial to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day on June 06, 2024 in Ver-Sur-Mer, France. Normandy is hosting various events across significant sites such as Pegasus Bridge, Sainte-Mère-Église, and Pointe du Hoc, to officially commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings that took place on June 6, 1944. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - Pool/Getty Images)
King Charles III in conversation with Emmanuel Macron while Queen Camilla speaks with Brigitte Macron.

For the serious occasion, Queen Camilla opted for an ankle-length jacket made of a flowing material that reached her ankles. The elegant coat was embellished with silver detailing around the collar and a broach on the right lapel. She also wore cream colored gloves and a wide brimmed hat, as members of the Royal family are wont to do for formal events. She carried a white clutch to match the rest of the pristine ensemble.

A closer look at Queen Camilla’s shoes.
A closer look at Queen Camilla’s shoes.

For her footwear, Queen Camilla wore pair of neutral-toned cream pumps with a slight heel; an off-white color, the heels paired well with her gloves. The queen consort often wears neutral-colored heels, which prove versatile as they blend with her wide-ranging outfits.

Meanwhile, Brigitte Macron wore a similar ensemble to honor the milestone anniversary of the historic military invasion. She wore a white above-the-knee dress with a high-neck jacket with a belt around the waist.

An up-close look at Brigitte Macron’s shoes.
An up-close look at Brigitte Macron’s shoes.

The French first lady’s shoes, meanwhile, were white pumps with a narrow heel and sharp toe. She’s a documented fan of pumps, having worn dark blue leather pumps on more than one occasion, among other heel choices.

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