King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla all smiles as they arrive for museum visit


    The King and Queen Consort have stepped out for a royal engagement at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

    Charles and Camilla are viewing the African Fashion exhibition during their visit to the London museum.

    The exhibition celebrates the creativity, ingenuity and global impact of African fashion.

    The Queen Consort looked stylish in a black cape-style dress and white blouse for the royal engagement on Thursday.

    Meanwhile, the King was smart in a navy suit and pink tie.

    Charles and Camilla were greeted by Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, Lord Lieutenant for Greater London.

    He introduced the royals to the museum’s chairman Sir Nicholas Coleridge and director Dr Tristram Hunt.

    Charles and Camilla toured African Fashion led by curators Dr Christine Checinska and Elisabeth Murray.

    They viewed an Artisanal exhibit which focuses on African craftmanship and textiles in traditional and contemporary fashion, as well as Nelson Mandela-related exhibition pieces.

    They also viewed items from Commonwealth countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Rwanda.

    The exhibition features pieces from Lukhayo Mdingi, who celebrates mohair production in South Africa, Moses Turahirwa, who pays tribute to ceremonial attire historically worn by Rwandan Royalty, and Awa Meité, who celebrates the skill of those working in the cotton industry in Mali.

    Following the exhibition they will sign the museum’s visitor book.

    They will then join a reception with High Commissioners, designers and those involved in curating the exhibition.

    The engagement comes ahead of a state visit by South Africa’s President later this month.

    The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the world’s leading museums of art, design, and performance.

    It was established in 1852 to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers.


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