Quick change for Camilla! Duchess of Cornwall swaps maple leaf red for navy blue on visit to Portsmouth while Charles opens new building in Oxford after couple visit Canada House

  • The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall happily greet children as they arrive for their visit to Canada House, London, today
  • Royals met with the High Commissioner for Canada in the UK, his excellency the Hon. Ralph Goodale P.C. and his wife, Mrs. Pamela Kendel-Goodale 
  • Visiting Canada House comes ahead of their forthcoming tour to Canada over three days from May 17 to 19 

The Duchess of Cornwall proved she was the Queen of 'literal dressing' today as she changed into a navy blue dress for a visit to a naval base in Portsmouth after sporting maple leaf red at Canada House this morning.

Camilla, 74, mimicked steering Britain's second aircraft carrier during a visit to HMS Prince of Wales at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth.

The aircraft carrier will deploy to the Mediterranean as the flagship for the NATO Response Force Task Group.

Meanwhile Prince of Wales looked delighted as he met with crowds in Oxford ahead of opening a University building.

The Duchess of Cornwall proved she was the Queen of 'literal dressing' today as she changed into a navy blue dress for a visit to a naval base in Portsmouth after sporting maple leaf red at Canada House this morning

The Duchess of Cornwall proved she was the Queen of 'literal dressing' today as she changed into a navy blue dress for a visit to a naval base in Portsmouth after sporting maple leaf red at Canada House this morning

Meanwhile Prince of Wales looked delighted as he met with crowds in Oxford ahead of opening a University building

Meanwhile Prince of Wales looked delighted as he met with crowds in Oxford ahead of opening a University building

The couple split ways heading to solo engagements after a visit to Canada House in London , ahead of their forthcoming official visit to the country next week. Charles and Camilla met with the High Commissioner for Canada in the UK, his excellency the Hon. Ralph Goodale P.C.

The couple split ways heading to solo engagements after a visit to Canada House in London , ahead of their forthcoming official visit to the country next week. Charles and Camilla met with the High Commissioner for Canada in the UK, his excellency the Hon. Ralph Goodale P.C.

The couple split ways heading to solo engagements after a visit to Canada House in London, ahead of their forthcoming official visit to the country next week. 

Charles, 73, sported a grey pinstripe suit and patterned tie for the day out, which saw him visit a chapel at Trinity College, Oxford before opening the University's new Levine Building.

The future king, who attended rival Trinity College, Cambridge also enjoyed a tour of the college and met with staff and students.

Dressed to the nines, Charles sported a silk pocket square with his signature suit and opted for a gold signet ring on his pinky finger. 

Camilla, 74, mimicked steering Britain's second aircraft carrier during a visit to HMS Prince of Wales at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth

Camilla, 74, mimicked steering Britain's second aircraft carrier during a visit to HMS Prince of Wales at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth

The Duchess of Cornwall (centre) during a visit to HMS Prince of Wales at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth

The Duchess of Cornwall (centre) during a visit to HMS Prince of Wales at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth

The Duchess of Cornwall is greeted by a guard of honour as she arrives for a visit to HMS Prince of Wales at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth

The Duchess of Cornwall is greeted by a guard of honour as she arrives for a visit to HMS Prince of Wales at Her Majesty's Naval Base, Portsmouth

Camilla is pictured centre with the aircraft carrier deploys to the Mediterranean as the flagship for the NATO Response Force Task Group

Camilla is pictured centre with the aircraft carrier deploys to the Mediterranean as the flagship for the NATO Response Force Task Group

It's the second royal visit to Oxford University in as many days.

Yesterday, Princess Astrid of Belgium visited her niece, Crown Princess Elisabeth of Belgium at the elite institution.

The sister of King Philippe of Belgium, 59, is currently on a four-day economic trade mission to the UK alongside 400 participants representing 214 companies and organisations.

She took the time to travel to Oxford, where her niece Elisabeth, 20, has been studying history and politics at Lincoln College since October.

Charles, 73, sported a grey pinstripe suit and patterned tie for the day out, which saw him visit a chapel at Trinity College, Oxford before opening the University's new Levine Building

Charles, 73, sported a grey pinstripe suit and patterned tie for the day out, which saw him visit a chapel at Trinity College, Oxford before opening the University's new Levine Building

The future king, who attended rival Trinity College, Cambridge also enjoyed a tour of the college and met with staff and students

The future king, who attended rival Trinity College, Cambridge also enjoyed a tour of the college and met with staff and students

Dressed to the nines, Charles sported a silk pocket square with his signature suit and opted for a gold signet ring on his pinky finger

Dressed to the nines, Charles sported a silk pocket square with his signature suit and opted for a gold signet ring on his pinky finger

Charles delivers a speech at Trinity College at Oxford University today

Charles delivers a speech at Trinity College at Oxford University today

Charles meets students and staff as he arrives at Trinity College at Oxford University today

Charles meets students and staff as he arrives at Trinity College at Oxford University today

Time for tea! Prince of Wales joins a discussion with students about Opportunity Oxford at University College

Time for tea! Prince of Wales joins a discussion with students about Opportunity Oxford at University College

This morning, the Duchess of Cornwall showed off her prowess at diplomatic dressing today as she donned the red of the Canadian flag ahead of her upcoming royal tour. 

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall happily greeted children as they arrived for their visit to Canada House in London, ahead of their forthcoming official visit to the country next week. 

Arriving today, in Trafalgar Square, central London, to beaming sunshine, they met with the High Commissioner for Canada in the UK, his excellency the Hon. Ralph Goodale P.C. and his wife, Mrs. Pamela Kendel-Goodale.

Camilla looked elegant in a red wool Bruce Oldfield dress, personally made for her.

Camilla arrived today in Trafalgar Square, Central London, to beaming sunshine in her red wool Bruce Oldfield dress

Camilla arrived today in Trafalgar Square, Central London, to beaming sunshine in her red wool Bruce Oldfield dress

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall chat to children outside Canada House today

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall chat to children outside Canada House today

The Duchess of Cornwall was greeted by children, including a youngster who was dressed for the occasion in a dress patterned with maple leaves.

The Duchess of Cornwall was greeted by children, including a youngster who was dressed for the occasion in a dress patterned with maple leaves.

Keeping the look classic, she teamed the dress with low heeled black pumps and carried an ultra chic Chanel handbag.  

Meanwhile, Charles, 73, wore a grey pinstripe suit with a blue shirt and tie and a small flower on his lapel. 

Schoolchildren greeted the pair waving flags as they met with the royals, including a youngster who was dressed for the occasion in a dress patterned with maple leaves.  

The children beamed and waved their Canadian flags as Charles and Camilla walked towards them

The children beamed and waved their Canadian flags as Charles and Camilla walked towards them

Arriving today, in Trafalgar Square, Central London, to beaming sunshine, they met with the High Commissioner for Canada in the UK, his excellency the Hon. Ralph Goodale P.C. and his wife, Mrs. Pamela Kendel-Goodale

Arriving today, in Trafalgar Square, Central London, to beaming sunshine, they met with the High Commissioner for Canada in the UK, his excellency the Hon. Ralph Goodale P.C. and his wife, Mrs. Pamela Kendel-Goodale

Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Canada this month as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations where they will acknowledge the treatment of indigenous people, royal aides revealed.

The trip, which will be the 19th the heir-to-the-throne has undertaken to Canada, will see the couple travel more than 2,000 miles from Newfoundland and Labrador to the Northwest Territories over three days from May 17 to 19.

Clarence House said Charles 'has long believed that we need to learn from indigenous peoples around the world how better we should live in and care for nature and the planet', and that this tour 'will highlight an emphasis on learning from indigenous peoples in Canada' and focus on 'a more sustainable way of living with global warming'.

Camilla chats to the children outside Canada House. Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Canada this month as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations where they will acknowledge the treatment of indigenous people, royal aides revealed

Camilla chats to the children outside Canada House. Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Canada this month as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations where they will acknowledge the treatment of indigenous people, royal aides revealed

Prince Charles steps out of his car outside Canada House as he is greeted by fans. Their trip to Canada this month comes after the Queen received Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Windsor Castle on March 7 - and follows Charles meeting him at the Cop26 climate change summit in Glasgow last November

Prince Charles steps out of his car outside Canada House as he is greeted by fans. Their trip to Canada this month comes after the Queen received Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Windsor Castle on March 7 - and follows Charles meeting him at the Cop26 climate change summit in Glasgow last November

The trip comes after the Queen received Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Windsor Castle on March 7 - and follows Charles meeting him at the Cop26 climate change summit in Glasgow last November.

Within hours of landing in Canada in May, the couple will take part in a 'solemn moment of reflection and prayer' in a garden dedicated to indigenous victims of the residential school system which saw thousands die or abused.

The Duchess of Cornwall is greeted with flowers by a little boy dressed smartly in a navy trouser and waistcoat set and a little girl in a blue dress outside Canada House

The Duchess of Cornwall is greeted with flowers by a little boy dressed smartly in a navy trouser and waistcoat set and a little girl in a blue dress outside Canada House

The Prince of Wales is also presented with flowers by a young boy and girl outside Canada House

The Prince of Wales is also presented with flowers by a young boy and girl outside Canada House

Camilla smiles for the cameras while holding her flowers outside Canada House, in Trafalgar square
Camilla smiles for the cameras while holding her flowers outside Canada House, in Trafalgar square

Camilla smiles for the cameras while holding her flowers outside Canada House, in Trafalgar square

Charles and Camilla will also recognise the Commonwealth country's response to the conflict in Ukraine following Russia's invasion and meet members of Canada's Ukrainian community, which is the largest outside Europe.

And the couple will highlight causes they have championed in recent years such as supporting the victims of domestic abuse and the issue of climate change, as well as recognising the role of Canada's Armed Forces.

Charles chats to the young boy and girl who gifted him and his wife Camilla a bunch of flowers outside Canada House

Charles chats to the young boy and girl who gifted him and his wife Camilla a bunch of flowers outside Canada House

Charles and his wife Camilla exit Canada House, in Trafalgar Square, today, as a young boy and girl wait to greet them with bunches of flowers

Charles and his wife Camilla exit Canada House, in Trafalgar Square, today, as a young boy and girl wait to greet them with bunches of flowers

Charles, 73, looked polished in a grey pinstripe suit with a blue shirt and tie and a small flower on his lapel

Charles, 73, looked polished in a grey pinstripe suit with a blue shirt and tie and a small flower on his lapel

Children approached the Duchess of Cornwall to give her a beautiful floral arrangement

Children approached the Duchess of Cornwall to give her a beautiful floral arrangement 

Duchess of Cornwall beamed as she held a bouquet of flowers while leaving Canada House alongside Charles
Camilla donned maple leaf red for the visit to Canada House

Duchess of Cornwall beamed as she held a bouquet of flowers while leaving Canada House alongside Charles

Members of the public including children were all smiles as they waved Canadian flags to greet the Prince of Wales

Members of the public including children were all smiles as they waved Canadian flags to greet the Prince of Wales

Camilla and Charles looked in good spirits after meeting with the High Commissioner for Canada in the UK, his excellency the Hon. Ralph Goodale P.C. and his wife, Mrs. Pamela Kendel-Goodale

Camilla and Charles looked in good spirits after meeting with the High Commissioner for Canada in the UK, his excellency the Hon. Ralph Goodale P.C. and his wife, Mrs. Pamela Kendel-Goodale

Prince Charles spoke animatedly throughout his visit to Canada House in London

Prince Charles spoke animatedly throughout his visit to Canada House in London 

The Prince of Wales was all smiles ahead of their visit to Canada this month as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Prince of Wales was all smiles ahead of their visit to Canada this month as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Camilla and Charles will acknowledge the treatment of indigenous people during their upcoming visit to Canada
Prince of Wales was greeted with flowers

Camilla and Charles will acknowledge the treatment of indigenous people during their upcoming visit to Canada

High Commissioner for Canada in the UK, Ralph Goodale (pictured left) met with Camila and Charles at Canada House

High Commissioner for Canada in the UK, Ralph Goodale (pictured left) met with Camila and Charles at Canada House

The streets outside of Canada House were lined with people eager to see the Prince o Wales ahead of he and Camilla's trip to Canada

The streets outside of Canada House were lined with people eager to see the Prince o Wales ahead of he and Camilla's trip to Canada

Camilla teamed her red dress with low heeled black pumps and carried an ultra chic Chanel handbag

Camilla teamed her red dress with low heeled black pumps and carried an ultra chic Chanel handbag

The Duchess of Cornwall appeared delighted to greet members of the public outside Canada House in London

The Duchess of Cornwall appeared delighted to greet members of the public outside Canada House in London

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