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Prince Of Wales and The Duchess Of Cornwall welcome prize winners at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cornwall looked elegant in her favorite forest green when she joined the Prince of Wales to present the Queen’s Day Prizes in Buckingham Palace today.

Prince Charles, 71, and Camilla, 72, were seen chatting in the ballroom as they prepared to meet university representatives for the prestigious biennial prizes.

For the occasion, Camilla selected a smart green dress with a matching jacket, which she combined with an elegant set of pearls. In the meantime, Prince Charles put on a pinstriped suit.

The Royal Couple welcomes representatives from universities in the UK this afternoon for the Queen’s Day Prize for Higher and Secondary Education.

Prince Charles, 71, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 72, seemed thoughtful while waiting for prize winners at the biennial Queen's Day Prizes at Buckingham Palace

Prince Charles, 71, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 72, seemed thoughtful while waiting for prize winners at the biennial Queen’s Day Prizes at Buckingham Palace

The Prince of Wales joined his wife as they prepared to meet with university representatives at the prized award ceremony

The Prince of Wales joined his wife as they prepared to meet with university representatives at the prized award ceremony

The Prince of Wales joined his wife as they prepared to meet with university representatives at the prized award ceremony

Prince Charles and Camilla posed for snaps before taking place in the ballroom as they prepared to meet the winners of the prestigious prizes.

The duchess wore a smart forest green dress for the occasion, which she combined with a matching jacket and black boots.

Charles dressed to impress in a dark blue striped suit and a classic white shirt. He completed his simple ensemble with a powder blue, spotted tie.

They met those present at a reception in the palace before spending the prestigious prizes.

The Duchess appeared cheerfully when they greeted guests earlier today at a reception at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess appeared cheerfully when they greeted guests earlier today at a reception at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess appeared cheerfully when they greeted guests earlier today at a reception at Buckingham Palace

In the meantime, Prince Charles could be heard attentively while chatting with attendees at the prestigious awards event

In the meantime, Prince Charles could be heard attentively while chatting with attendees at the prestigious awards event

In the meantime, Prince Charles could be heard attentively while chatting with attendees at the prestigious awards event

Camilla appeared cheerfully as she welcomed the guests into the palace and beamed as she shook hands and talked to one participant.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles could be seen attentively talking with another group of guests at the awards event.

The biennial prize celebrates the work and achievements of twenty-one UK universities and colleges in every field, provided that it demonstrates innovation and benefits the economy, society and people.

The prize, which is awarded once every two years, is supported by the Royal Anniversary Trust – a charity dedicated to promoting public education.

The royal couple posed today for photos in the ballroom prior to the award ceremony at Buckingham Palace

The royal couple posed today for photos in the ballroom prior to the award ceremony at Buckingham Palace

The royal couple posed today for photos in the ballroom prior to the award ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Prince Charles put on a smart pinstripe blue suit for the occasion, and combined his outfit with a blue and white spotted tie

Prince Charles put on a smart pinstripe blue suit for the occasion, and combined his outfit with a blue and white spotted tie

Prince Charles put on a smart pinstripe blue suit for the occasion, and combined his outfit with a blue and white spotted tie

It was established in 1990 with the aim of implementing a program of events and programs in 1992 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Queen’s accession and her years of service as Head of State.

The trust works to promote world-class excellence in British universities and colleges through the supervision and management of The Queen’s Anniversary Higher and Secondary Education Prizes, part of the British honors system.

It comes in the middle of a busy couple of weeks for the royal couple, who visited the Tower of London together last week.

Charles and Camilla were present to mark 535 years since the founding of Yeoman Warders, better known as the Beefeaters.

The royal couple posed today for photos for the award ceremony today in Buckingham Palace

The royal couple posed today for photos for the award ceremony today in Buckingham Palace

The royal couple posed today for photos for the award ceremony today in Buckingham Palace

And the Duchess of Cornwall laughed with a group of ceremonial guards while the joke was: “We’ll give you a job as a hangman” when she cut into a lantern-shaped cake with a replica of the Henry VIII hunting dagger.

Charles and Camilla were then taken on a tour of the Royal Palace on the banks of the Thames.

And earlier this month, the royal couple joined Kate Middleton and Prince William for their first joint performance in nine years on Tuesday.

Charles, Camilla, William and Kate traveled through the new Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center (DMRC) in Loughborough, including the gym and prosthetic workshop, on their first official outing since a charity concert in 2011.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall opted for an emerald green suit for the esteemed biennial occasion

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall opted for an emerald green suit for the esteemed biennial occasion

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall opted for an emerald green suit for the esteemed biennial occasion

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