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charles snazzy

King Charles’ snazzy tribute to Queen Camilla caught our eye

King Charles’ snazzy tribute to Queen Camilla after she pulled out of a joint engagement meant the monarch stepped up his fashion game. 

King Charles stepped out solo on February 22 for a visit to The Felix Project. As the UK capital’s largest food distribution charity they help to distribute surplus food to over 1,000 schools and community groups. Heading to their East London site, His Majesty met the charity’s dedicated staff and volunteers and unveiled a new freezer – one of 600 that will be sent to community partners to help prevent food waste. Queen Consort Camilla had originally been supposed to visit too and eagle-eyed fans might have noticed King Charles’ snazzy tribute to his wife in her absence…

After testing positive for Covid-19 for the second time last week a Palace spokesperson confirmed that Queen Camilla wouldn’t be accompanying King Charles to The Felix Project

King Charles III during his visit to the Felix Project

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“[T]o allow for additional preparation ahead of Thursday’s rescheduled literary reception and other commitments, Her Majesty will not be attending today’s Felix Project engagement,” they announced. 

Though she seems to have been in King Charles’ thoughts when he was getting ready for his solo visit. King Charles’ snazzy tribute to her might not be immediately obvious but his pastel pink tie features some pretty sweet animal designs. Close-up snaps of his tie reveal that the pattern is one of owls and pussycats which immediately conjures up the idea of the iconic nonsense poem, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

King Charles wearing an owl and pussy-cat tie

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Although the owls and cats on the tie aren’t in a pea green boat, the association of the two animals together is perhaps derived from

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