The coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla is a lot of things – a historic moment, the passing of the royal baton – but for some it’s also a huge fashion moment.
There is hardly a more momentous occasion to dress up, so the arrival of dignitaries is an opportunity to see celebrities at their best.
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When former Australian Foreign Secretary Julie Bishop – a well-known fashionista – arrived at Westminster Abbey for the historic coronation service, Twitter exploded with opinions – both positive and negative.
Bishop, who attended in her capacity as Chair of Princes Trust Australia, donned a dramatic peachy pink outfit that included a tall, elaborate hat, a ruffled collar and ruffled appliqués down the front.
One Twitter wagling described the outfit as “Oz Kitsch” and the overall look as “Dunny Roll Doll,” while another likened the outfit to a toilet warmer.
Noting the hat’s height, one Twitter user commented, “Shame about the people sitting behind her!”
“I’m at a loss for words,” wrote another.
But others disagreed with the criticism.
“Really? Why do we still criticize what women wear?” wrote one Twitter user.
And others loved the whole ensemble.
“It looks divine,” said one Twitter user.
Excitedly, Bishop announced her invitation to the coronation on her Instagram on Friday.
“I am honored to be invited and will be present at Westminster Abbey on Saturday 6 May 2023 at 11am to witness the coronation of Her Majesties King Charles III. And becoming Queen Camilla – history is being made,” she wrote, sharing a picture of her invitation to the event.
Her followers congratulated her on the news, with many noting that they couldn’t wait to see what the fashion lover would wear.
What a great experience!” said one person.
“I think I’ll have to buy a new tiara and mix up some Pimms while I watch the coronation!”
“This is wonderful! Enjoy every moment of the coronation and historic event in our lives!” said another.
“I can’t wait to see what you wear.”
“Such a special invitation – you will make us Australians proud,” said a third.
“Like some of the other comments, I love seeing what you’re wearing.”
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