Camilla meets Darcey Bussell during a visit to V&A Dance’s Royal Academy of Dance

0

Duchess on pointe! Camilla looks elegant in a blue polka-dot dress as she meets Darcey Bussell during a visit to the V&A’s Royal Academy of Dance display

  • The Duchess of Cornwall met Darcey Bussell on a trip to London’s V&A
  • Camilla, 73, attended the On Point: Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) on 100 display
  • Camilla put her best fashion foot forward and opted for a floral face covering

The Duchess of Cornwall seemed effortlessly elegant when she met Darcey Bussell during a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Camilla, 73, who lives at Clarence House with the Prince of Wales, wore a blue polka-dot dress today while visiting the On Point: Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) on 100 display.

The royal met retired ballerina Darcey, 52, who previously appeared on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing as a judge and chair of RAD, to hear about the organisation’s centuries-old history.

The Duchess of Cornwall looked effortlessly elegant when she met Darcey Bussell during a trip to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, today (pictured)

Camilla (pictured left), 73, who is based at Clarence House with the Prince of Wales, donned a blue polka dot dress today while visiting the On Point: Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) at 100 showing today

Camilla (pictured left), 73, who is based at Clarence House with the Prince of Wales, donned a blue polka dot dress today while visiting the On Point: Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) at 100 showing today

Camilla put her fashion best foot forward and opted for a striking floral face mask, along with cream heels.

She completed her sophisticated ensemble with a gold heart necklace and matching bracelets.

The Duchess of Cornwall, who wore her blond hair cut from her face, kept her makeup minimal and opted for a fine coat of mascara.

Camilla is the vice-patron of the RAD, while the queen has been patroness of the academy since 1953.

The royal met retired ballerina Darcey (pictured together), 52, who previously appeared on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing as a judge and is the president of RAD, to hear about the organization's centuries-long history.

The royal met retired ballerina Darcey (pictured together), 52, who previously appeared on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing as a judge and is the president of RAD, to hear about the organization’s centuries-long history.

On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100 is a free exhibition curated by V&A and RAD to celebrate 100 years of the organization.

It tells the story of how the academy has shaped the future of dance education and is the first time in its history that RAD has given access to its archive on such a scale.

Last year, the Duchess of Cornwall revealed she is starting the day with ballet classes and a ‘little bit of Pilates’ to stay fit during the corona lockdown.

Camilla shared her secret in a video call on the occasion of International Dance Day with Darcey Bussell, the former principal dancer of the Royal Ballet and president of The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and former news anchor Angela Rippon.

Camilla put her fashion best foot forward and opted for a striking floral face mask, along with cream heels

Camilla put her fashion best foot forward and opted for a striking floral face mask, along with cream heels

The Duchess of Cornwall receives a bouquet of flowers from RAD student Ottilie McKinley at the V&A

The Duchess of Cornwall receives a bouquet of flowers from RAD student Ottilie McKinley at the V&A

The Duchess revealed that she had secretly taken ballet lessons at home with a group of friends for the past 18 months, and also shared her and Prince Charles’ experiences with the lockdown.

Camilla admitted, “Well, it’s very odd. My husband is a workaholic so it’s work wherever he is. We try to do something for our charities most days.

“We have to stay active or we’ll all eat up and we won’t get out of bed in the morning. It doesn’t matter if it’s ten minutes. It doesn’t matter if it’s ten minutes or 20 minutes, it just starts the day. ‘

Camilla revealed she starts her day with “a little bit of Silver Swans and a little bit of Pilates…and a lot of walking, which I love,” she added.

Advertisement

.