On the Antiques Roadshow, Queen Camilla wows 'antiques roadshow' expertand she dug deep into the royal library to find something truly remarkable to bring with her.
The Queen Consort, who is 75 years old, made an appearance on the most recent episode of the long-running BBC television show, which was shown on Sunday night.
According to BBC News, filming for the episode took place over the summer of 2017, far before the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the coronation of King Charles III.
The Eden Project in Cornwall was a very meaningful location for Queen Camilla, so the royal visited the site alongside host Fiona Bruce. The Eden Project is the organization that is behind the annual event known as "The Big Lunch."
HM Queen Camilla on Antiques Roadshow Eden Project 1
This event encourages individuals all over the United Kingdom to share a lunch with their neighbors in order to strengthen community spirit and minimize feelings of isolation.
At the celebration of Queen Elizabeth's PlatinumJubilee in June 2022, a national Big Jubilee Lunch was hosted, and preparations are already underway for a similar Coronation Big Lunch to take place during Charles and Camilla's coronation weekend in May.
When the episode of Antiques Roadshow was filmed, Camilla, now Queen Camilla, was still commonly referred to by her former title as the Duchess of Cornwall; however, Kate Middleton now has that title.
Bruce, who was a host on the show Antiques Roadshow, approached Queen Camilla and inquired as to whether or not she was a regular viewer of the program. The Queen Consort revealed:
I've watched forever and ever and ever. It's my Sunday evening treat.- Queen Consort
Queen Camilla of the United Kingdom released a snuffbox from the Royal Collection for the silverexpert on The Great Antique Roadshow to examine. Duncan Campbell was pleased by the snuffbox because of its extensive history.
"I wanted to bring along something that was associated with Cornwall," Camilla explained. "And of course, it doesn't exist now, but in those days there was a silver mine here. A real duchy, just 40 minutes away. And this was the result of the duchy," she said of the ornamental box, which was "given to a forbearer of my husband."
"The inside's beautifully gilded, like the day it was made," Campbell said, noting that the snuffbox is one of a few things John Northam made for the Prince Regent, King George IV, between 1800 and 1820.
"He was a hugely skillful craftsman and an extraordinary man. His output was small, but obviously, he had the good commissions," the expert said of Northam. "And this is just a treasure."
Campbell added, which brought a smile to Camilla's face:
In all my years in silver, it's the first bit of silver I've ever seen that's made out of English silver.- Campbell added
"I suppose we're not known for our silver, are we?" she joked.
Similar to the appearance that Queen Camilla made on Antiques Roadshow, King Charles appeared on an episode of a popular BBC television show that had a historical focus before Queen Elizabeth passed away.
On the special episode of The Repair Shop that was shown in October of 2018, Prince Charles was able to see the meticulous repair of two royal antiques of his choosing. These items were a clock from the 18th century and a ceramic piece from Queen Victoria's DiamondJubilee.