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Queen Consort Camilla at dinner to launch Braemar Literary Festival

Beaming Queen Consort Camilla looks impeccably polished in a blue frock as she attends a dinner to launch the first ever Braemar Literary Festival

  • Queen Consort Camilla attended a dinner launching Braemar Literary Festival
  • King Charles III’s wife, 75, oozed elegance in a blue, long sleeve dress last night 
  • The meeting to celebrate three-day festival was hosted at The Fife Arms hotel

Queen Consort Camilla looked effortlessly glamorous as she attended a dinner to launch the first ever Braemar Literary Festival.

King Charles III’s wife, 75, oozed elegance in a blue, long sleeve dress when stepping out at The Fife Arms hotel on Friday night.

The three-day festival – which is running until Sunday – is being held in the Highland village in collaboration with The Reading Room, the book club founded by Camilla.

First launched in January 2021, the online literary hub was inspired by the success of the then Duchess of Cornwall’s reading lists shared during the pandemic in 2020. It offers book recommendations and exclusive insight from the authors themselves.

Queen Consort Camilla looked effortlessly glamorous as she attended a dinner to launch the first ever Braemar Literary Festival (pictured)

King Charles III’s wife, 75, oozed elegance in a blue, long sleeve dress when stepping out at The Fife Arms hotel on Friday night

The three-day festival – which is running until Sunday – is being held in the Highland village in collaboration with The Reading Room, the book club founded by Camilla. Pictured, Camilla chatting to guests

Camilla appeared in her element as she chatted to guests – including British author Sebastian Faulks, The Reading Room Director Vicki Perrin and Scottish poet and writer Jackie Kay.

The Braemar Literary Festival will explore the creative use of words and text in their broadest sense.

It will celebrate the works of bestselling authors alongside visual artists, spoken word performers, singer songwriters, scriptwriters, critics and publishers alike, reflecting the many ways in which the ’literary’ creatively enhances our lives.

The dinner was cooked by Chef Angela Hartnett, OBE and was attended by participants of the festival, including biographer Justine Picardie and actress Anna Friel. 

Camilla appeared in her element as she chatted to guests – including British author Sebastian Faulks, The Reading Room Director Vicki Perrin and Scottish poet and writer Jackie Kay


The Braemar Literary Festival will explore the creative use of words and text in their broadest sense. Pictured, Camilla last night

The dinner (pictured) was cooked by Chef Angela Hartnett, OBE and was attended by participants of the festival, including biographer Justine Picardie and actress Anna Friel

The festival will also feature a wide range of free workshops, literary walks and a pop-up ‘Poem & A Pint’ programme in the village. 

‘This inaugural festival promises to be an exciting event bringing together the Braemar village community, guests of The Fife Arms, The Reading Room and lovers of literature everywhere,’ said a statement from the event organisers.

The Queen Consort’s outing comes after she delighted followers on her Reading Room Instagram account by revealing the four novels she’s recommending this autumn.

Now in its eighth season, the club’s latest books are designed to ‘warm your hearts and chill your bones’ – with Bram Stoker’s Dracula clearly a nod to Halloween on the horizon. 

The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn was also included, as well as The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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