Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meets Darcey Bussell on visit to V&A Royal Academy of Dance display


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

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

The Duchess of Cornwall appeared effortlessly elegant as she met with Darcey Bussell during a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Camilla, 73, who is based at Clarence House with the Prince of Wales, donned a blue polka dot frock when visiting the On Point: Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) at 100 display today.

The royal met with retired ballerina Darcey, 52, who previously appeared on the BBC‘s Strictly Come Dancing as a judge and is the president of RAD, to hear about the organisation’s century-long history.

The Duchess of Cornwall appeared effortlessly elegant as she met with Darcey Bussell during a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, today (pictured)

The Duchess of Cornwall appeared effortlessly elegant as she met with Darcey Bussell during a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, today (pictured)

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

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

Putting her best fashion foot forward, Camilla opted for an eye-catching floral face mask, along with cream heels.

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

The Duchess of Cornwall, who wore her blonde hair coiffured away from her face, kept her makeup minimal and opted for a fine layering of mascara. 

Camilla is the vice patron of The RAD, while the Queen has been patron of the academy since 1953.

The royal met with 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 organisation's century-long history

The royal met with 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 organisation’s century-long history

On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100 is a free display curated between V&A and RAD celebrating 100 years of the organisation.

It tells the story of how the academy helped shape the future of dance training 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 that she starts the day with ballet lessons and a ‘little bit of pilates’ to keep fit during the coronavirus lockdown.

Camilla let slip her secret in a video call to mark International Dance Day with Darcey Bussell, the Royal Ballet’s former principle dancer and president of The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and former newsreader Angela Rippon.

Putting her best fashion foot forward, Camilla opted for an eye-catching floral face mask, along with cream heels

Putting her best fashion foot forward, Camilla opted for an eye-catching floral face mask, along with cream heels

The Duchess of Cornwall is given a bunch of flowers from RAD student Ottilie McKinley at the V&A

The Duchess of Cornwall is given a bunch of flowers from RAD student Ottilie McKinley at the V&A

The Duchess revealed that she has secretly been taking ballet lessons at home with a group of friends for the last 18 months and also opened up about her and Prince Charles’ experiences of lockdown.

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

‘We’ve got to keep active otherwise we will all seize up and we won’t be able to get out of bed in the morning. It doesn’t matter if it is ten minutes. It doesn’t matter if it is ten minutes or 20 minutes, it just starts off the day. ‘

Camilla revealed that she starts her day ‘with a bit of Silver Swans and a bit of Pilates… and a lot of walking, which I love,’ she added. 

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