Samantha Cameron has been snapped wearing a blue midi dress as she arrived at St Paul’s for the Platinum Jubilee thanksgiving service today.
The 51-year-old was accompanied by her husband David Cameron, 55, former prime minister.
Businesswoman Samantha donned a £290 blue maxi dress for the occasion, created by Cefinn, the London-based fashion brand she founded and of which she is the creative director.
According to the Cefinn website, the ‘Cordelia’ frock is made from 100 per cent printed organic cotton.
Samatha Cameron arrived at St Paul’s this morning wearing a blue maxi dress created by Definn – the fashion brand she founded
The 51-year-old businesswoman (pictured, right) attended the event with her 55-year-old husband David Cameron (pictured, left)
It is described as having ‘delicate knife pleats at the neckline, a tiered skirt and elegant sleeve, which enhances its femininity and makes it really special’.
Samantha paired the gown with black accessories including simple heeled pumps and hat.
She kept the rest of her look simple, with her black hair pulled into a low bun, and a glossy make-up look featuring dark eyeliner and a pink lip.
Her husband David complemented her outfit, wearing a coordinating blue suit, blue and white checked shirt, and purple tie.
Her Majesty will not be in attendance today, after being forced to ‘reluctantly’ pull out last night, after she experienced ‘discomfort’ during the Trooping The Colour events.
According to a Palace statement, the 96-year-old ‘greatly enjoyed’ her birthday parade and flypast but ‘did experience some discomfort’.
It said: ‘Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty, with great reluctance, has concluded that she will not attend.’
In addition, Prince Andrew was not at the event, after yesterday announcing that he has tested positive for Covid.
However, other senior royals will be taking part, notably Prince Charles, who will stand in for his mother, as well as the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Sussexes.
Businesswoman Samantha Cameron opted for a blue and black outfit for the service at St Paul’s today, wearing a dress from Cefinn, the brand she founded
The couple were seen smiling at the crowds as they made their way up the stairs into St Paul’s
Today’s service will mark Harry and Meghan’s first appearance with The Firm since the frosty Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March 2020 shortly before they officially stepped down as senior royal.
The couple was seen yesterday as they watched Trooping the Colour, however they made a concerted effort not to be seen by prying eyes, arriving incognito at Horse Guards Parade and studiously keeping away from most – although not all – of the waiting photographers.
Also at today’s thanksgiving service will be around 400 members of the public, including key workers, charity volunteers and members of the armed forces, who were invited to the service in recognition of their contribution to public life.
Royal fans gather early this morning at St Paul’s Cathedral in London ahead of the Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen
Royal enthusiasts gather this morning at St Paul’s Cathedral ahead of the Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen
Wellwishers wait for the arrival of the Royal Family ahead of the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral this morning
The Bishop of London said earlier today that she is ‘excited’ ahead of the thanksgiving service. Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, who will be leading the blessing at St Paul’s, told BBC Breakfast: ‘I’m excited, I think.’
She added that she was nervous about the ceremonial regalia she needs to wear. ‘It’s a coat called the George V coat. It’s quite an old coat, which is a cape and it sits on me, but of course it was designed for men because I’m the first woman who happens to be the Bishop of London,’ she said. ‘So, it doesn’t sit quite as well on me, so I’m slightly nervous.’
She said that Her Majesty’s Christian faith has ‘always shaped her’ and she feels privileged to play a part in the service and ‘give thanks’ to The Queen for her service to the country.
This morning, ahead of the service, royal fans started gathering in London in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the family.