Queen Camilla leaves party to celebrate her nephew investiture

Queen Camilla took time out of her busy schedule to support her nephew Ben Elliot as he was formally invested as a Knight Bachelor on Thursday.

Sir Ben, 48, the former chair of the Conservative Party, and son of Camilla’s sister Annabel Elliot and her late husband Simon, was Knighted as part of Boris Johnson‘s resignation honours.

Celebrating after the ceremony, Camilla headed to Mayfair private members’  club Oswald’s alongside a flurry of well-heeled guests.

Joining the Queen, who looked typically glamorous in a dark blue dress with heeled boots and a black jacket, was make-up mogul Charlotte Tilbury, former MP Zac Goldsmith as well as her children Laura Lopes and Tom Parker-Bowles. 

The monarch has had a busy few weeks with trips to Kenya and France before  coming back to the UK for the state opening of Parliament and attending memorial services.

Queen Camilla took time out of her busy schedule to support her nephew Ben Elliot as he was formally invested as a Knight Bachelor on Thursday



Camilla’s little sister Annabel has been by her side regularly since the elder became Queen, so it’s no wonder she attended the event to support her nephew.

Looking typically glamorous, make-up mogul Chalrotte Tilbury, 50, showed off her scarlet red hair in all black.

A fur collar joined the fitted jumpsuit and blazer, which she accessorised with a gold chain.

Meanwhile, Lord Zac Goldsmith joined the celebrations.

Zac, a former MP and London mayoral candidate, is the son of James and Annabel Goldsmith – with his family close to the royals for years. His sister Jemima was a close friend of Princess Diana.

 Camilla’s son Tom, a food writer, opted for a navy suit and jumper for the occasion.

As well as working in politics, Ben has made money through his concierge company Quintessentially. 

Accordingly to Tatler, the business provides ‘lurid’ services to ‘jillionaire members’ including flying teabags to Madonna in America, staging lunch on an iceberg, closing Sydney Harbour Bridge for a marriage proposal.




According to the society bible Ben is extremely well-connected –  as a lifelong friend of the Goldsmiths and a ‘wingman’ to cousin Tom – who has there when William had first drink.

Before marrying his very glamorous wife Mary-Clare (daughter of rockstar Steve Winwood), he dated bevvy of beauties including Jade Jagger, Sophie Dahl and Cat Deeley.

‘He is to be found at 5 Hertford Street, in the drawing rooms at Highgrove or at a Boxing Day lunch with the Beckhams. 

‘Such is his overt, conspicuous glamour, election activists door-knocking with him on Putney’s housing estates telephoned Central Office to express their concern that he would be mugged,’ Tatler claims.



Camilla’s appearance comes after a busy week for the royal.

Yesterday, she paid tribute to fallen soldiers in a poignant ceremony at Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance.

Camilla, 76, opted for sombre dark green and black tones as she bowed her head in respect ahead of Armistice Day on Saturday.

Following prayers led by Dean of Westminster the Very Rev Dr David Hoyle and the Right Rev Anthony Ball, rector of St Margaret’s Church, the Queen placed a small wooden cross adorned with a red poppy into a larger cross made from the flowers forever associated with the First World War.

After placing the cross down, Camilla and hundreds of veterans fell silent at 11am as the chimes of Big Ben rang out.

Her Majesty paid tribute and recognised the sacrifices of those who fought and died for their country in her first visit to the abbey since the coronation

In the week prior she’s opened parliament alongside husband King Charles and headed on a trip to Koreatown.


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