The Style Evolution Of Camilla Parker Bowles From 1970 To Now

Prince Charles' wife has sported a range of gowns, skirt suits, coats and more.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is no stranger to public appearances. The royal family member regularly attends official engagements, and long before she married Prince Charles, she was a fixture on the British high society scene.

Naturally, this lifestyle requires quite an extensive wardrobe, and it seems she has the goods. For more than 50 years, the duchess has stepped out in a variety of elegant gowns, skirt suits, coats and more — and photographers have stood by to take snapshots.

In honor of her birthday, we’ve rounded up a huge collection of photos of the duchess’ style evolution from the 1970s to the 2020s.

Circa 1970
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Then-Camilla Shand and Prince Charles after a polo match circa 1970.
1973
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Major Bruce Shand and his daughter on the day of her wedding to Andrew Parker Bowles on July 4, 1973.
1980
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Parker Bowles and Princess Diana at the Ludlow Races in 1980.
1989
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Parker Bowles at an event in Hyde Park in London on Nov. 16, 1989.
1992
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The Parker Bowles at the Queen's Cup polo match at Windsor on June 7, 1992.
1995
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Parker Bowles at a party at The Ritz in London on Oct. 18, 1995.
1998
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Parker Bowles at Sir David Frost's Garden Party in London's Chelsea on June 25, 1998.
1998
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Parker Bowles at a wedding ceremony in London in October 1998.
1999
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Parker Bowles at the wedding of Samantha Shaw and David Keswick in London on May 27, 1999.
1999
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Parker Bowles at a Chloé fashion show on Aug. 3, 1999.
1999
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Parker Bowles at the Albery Theatre in London's West End on Nov. 2, 1999.
1999
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Parker Bowles goes hunting with the Duke of Beaufort's hounds near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, in England on Nov. 8, 1999.
2000
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Parker Bowles at the Prince's Foundation gala dinner in London on June 20, 2000.
2001
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Parker Bowles at a fundraising gala at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England, on June 11, 2001.
2001
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Parker Bowles at a National Osteoporosis Society anniversary event at the Somerset House on June 26, 2001.
2001
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Parker Bowles at a summer party hosted by Frost on July 4, 2001, in Chelsea.
2001
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Parker Bowles at a party at Highgrove in Gloucestershire on Aug. 3, 2001.
2002
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Parker Bowles at an event at Buckingham Palace on May 31, 2002.
2002
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Parker Bowles at a charity event at the Somerset House on July 11, 2002.
2003
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Parker Bowles at a special service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 2003.
2004
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Parker Bowles at the Prince's Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on June 1, 2004, in Scotland.
2004
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Parker Bowles at a performance of "The Woman in White" at London's Palace Theatre on Sept. 13, 2004.
2004
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Parker Bowles at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the Winter Gala on Nov. 22, 2004.
2005
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The wedding of Parker Bowles and Prince Charles at the Windsor Guildhall on April 9, 2005.
2005
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An official wedding photo of the Parker Bowles taken at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2005.
2005
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The duchess at Crathie Church in Scotland on April 10, 2005.
2005
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The duchess on the first day of Royal Ascot on June 14, 2005.
2005
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Parker Bowles at Edinburgh Castle on June 22, 2005.
2005
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The duchess at a garden party at Buckingham Palace on July 19, 2005.
2005
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The duchess attends the wedding of her son, Tom Parker Bowles, and Sara Buys on Sept. 10, 2005.
2005
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The duchess at Westminster Abbey after a Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Sept. 18, 2005.
2005
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The duchess at a banquet at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 25, 2005.
2005
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The duchess at a reception at the Ambassador's Residence on Nov. 3, 2005, in Washington, D.C.
2006
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The Duchess of Cornwall at the official opening of the new National Assembly for Wales building on March 1, 2006, in Cardiff.
2006
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The duchess during the wedding of her daughter, Laura Parker Bowles, to Harry Lopes at St. Cyriac's Church in Lacock, England, on May 6, 2006.
2006
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The duchess at the 2006 Braemar Highland Gathering at the Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park on Sept. 2, 2006, in Braemar, Scotland.
2006
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The duchess at the book launch of "The Year of Eating Dangerously" by Tom Parker Bowles at Kensington Place on Oct. 12, 2006.
2006
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The duchess at the historical Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, on Nov. 2, 2006.
2007
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The Duchess of Cornwall at a gala concert to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Philadelphia Academy of Music on Jan. 27, 2007.
2007
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The duchess at a dinner outside Kuwait City on Feb. 20, 2007.
2007
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The duchess at the Classical Brit Awards at Royal Albert Hall on May 3, 2007.
2007
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The duchess attends the unveiling of a new statue of David Lloyd George in Parliament Square in London on Oct. 25, 2007.
2007
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The duchess at the launch of the Queen Victoria ship in Southampton, England, on Dec. 10, 2007.
2008
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The duchess at a service at St. Paul's Cathedral to commemorate the end of Operation Banner in Northern Ireland on Sept. 10, 2008.
2008
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The duchess stands in front of the Tōdai-ji Temple on Oct. 29, 2008, in Nara, Japan.
2009
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The Duchess of Cornwall at Royal Ascot on June 16, 2009.
2009
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The duchess during the arrival of Prathibha Devi Singh Patil, then-president of India, for a state visit on Oct. 27, 2009, in Windsor.
2009
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The duchess at the historic town of Brigus on Nov. 3, 2009, in St. John's, Canada.
2009
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The Duchess of Cornwall at the Charity Royal Film showing of "The Lovely Bones" at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square in London on Nov. 24, 2009.
2009
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The duchess at the Christmas Day service at Sandringham Church on Dec. 25, 2009, in King's Lynn, England.
2010
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Parker Bowles at a Sunday service at St. Clement's Church on March 21, 2010, in Prague.
2010
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The duchess at the Pride of Britain Awards at Grosvenor House in London on Nov. 8, 2010.
2010
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The duchess on the way to the London Transport Museum on Nov. 17, 2010.
2011
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The duchess at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
2011
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The duchess watches the Garter Service pass by on June 13, 2011, in Windsor.
2011
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The duchess at the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk on July 30, 2011, in Edinburgh.
2011
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The duchess at Kirstenbosch Gardens on Nov. 5, 2011, in Cape Town, South Africa.
2012
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The duchess at the official arrival to Canada ceremony at CFB Gagetown on May 21, 2012.
2012
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The duchess at a service to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee at St. Paul's Cathedral on June 5, 2012, in London.
2012
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The duchess at the world premiere of "Skyfall" at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Oct. 23, 2012.
2013
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The duchess on the fifth day of a tour of the Middle East on March 15, 2013, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2013
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The duchess at a dinner hosted by then-Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands ahead of her abdication at Rijksmuseum on April 29, 2013, in Amsterdam.
2013
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The duchess following the inauguration ceremony for His Majesty King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands at New Church in Amsterdam on April 30, 2013.
2013
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The duchess at a reception at the British Embassy in Paris on May 27, 2013.
2013
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The Duchess of Cornwall at the British Food Fortnight's Harvest Festival service at Westminster Abbey on Oct. 16, 2013.
2014
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The duchess at a gala at St. John's Smith Square on May 14, 2014, in London.
2014
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The duchess during a visit to the Museo del Oro Zenú on Oct. 31, 2014, in Cartagena, Colombia.
2015
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The duchess at the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 27, 2015.
2015
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The duchess during the official ceremonial welcome for the Chinese state visit on Oct. 20, 2015, in London.
2016
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The duchess at a literature festival at Peterborough Cathedral on Feb. 3, 2016.
2016
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The duchess at the Grand Mosque on the first day of a tour of the United Arab Emirates on Nov. 6, 2016.
2017
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The Duchess at the Hofburg Palace for a state dinner on April 5, 2017, in Vienna.
2018
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The duchess at the Fair Close Centre on March 22, 2018, in Newbury, U.K.
2018
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The duchess on day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2018.
2018
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The duchess at an Art, Music, Dance and Youth Exhibition on Nov. 3, 2018, in Accra, Ghana.
2019
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The duchess at a dinner to mark St. Patrick's Day on March 6, 2019, in London.
2019
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The duchess at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019.
2019
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The duchess during the reopening of Hillsborough Castle on April 9, 2019, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2019
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The duchess at the "1917" world premiere and royal performance at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London on Dec. 4, 2019.
2020
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The duchess at Swindon Fire Station in England on July 6, 2020.
2020
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The duchess at Maggie's Barts at St. Bartholomew's Hospital on Oct. 7, 2020, in London.
2020
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The duchess on the Treetop Walkway during a visit to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum on Oct. 26, 2020.
2021
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The duchess in Clapham, Lambeth, on May 27.
2021
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The duchess at the Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 15.
2021
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The duchess at Griffin Primary School in Nine Elms on June 22 in London.
2021
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The duchess at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on July 7 in Cardiff.