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Camilla’s fashion fuss

Her Royal Highness’s choice of fur in frigid Canada has PETA up in arms


 

Camilla's fashion fussIt was only a matter of time before Canada’s often bitter November weather would cause a fuss. And yesterday, on the royal couple’s trip to Cupids Cove Plantation Archaeological Site, it wasn’t so much the small crowds—57 according to the Toronto Star—that caused a fuss but an ancient fur stole that Camilla, duchess of Cornwall wrapped around her neck and tucked into her green tweed coat to ward off the damp and cold. It was nearly invisible, and it must be said, perfectly matched the fake-fur trip on her hat, but PETA was all over it in the British press.

A spokesman for the animal rights group dripped with vitriol: “Since no one who is anyone wears real fur any more, and certainly no one attuned to the overwhelming disgust of the public about fur, one has to ask did one of her dogs drag this poor animal home? Rabbits like seals are social loving animals and have their own niche in the eco-system and don’t look particularly fetching when reduced to lining or trim.”

And certainly, PETA wasn’t willing to even concede that reusing a piece of clothing year after year, could possibly, theoretically, be good for the environment. No doubt they would have preferred if Camilla had ordered some natty fleece neck warmers from Mountain Equipment Co-op before her trip. Still, the duchess isn’t one to let a bit of animal activist fuss bother her. After all, this is a country-loving woman whose idea of heaven is spending the day hunting, usually in the most horrid weather imaginable.

ITINERARY
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 (St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and Toronto, Ontario)

Morning
Their Royal Highnesses meet with Their Honours, the Honourable John C. Crosbie, Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Crosbie. They will then plant a tree on the grounds of Government House.

Their Royal Highnesses will lay a wreath to honour the memory of the sons and daughters of Newfoundland and Labrador at the National War Memorial, St. John’s. Premier Williams will attend.

Late morning
Their Royal Highnesses meet with students, teachers and volunteers at the Association for New Canadians.

Afternoon
Their Royal Highnesses say farewell at St. John’s International Airport and depart for Toronto.

Their Royal Highnesses arrive at the Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

Their Royal Highnessess have a private meeting with the Premier of Ontario, the Honourable Dalton McGuinty in Toronto.

Late afternoon
His Royal Highness meets with members of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR).

Her Royal Highness visits the Royal Conservatory of Music where she will have a brief tour of the Conservatory, including a visit to the recently completed Koerner Hall and a short performance by students. Her Royal Highness will meet students involved in Learning Through the Arts Program.

As Her Royal Highness departs, she pauses to read a plaque commemorating the 1901 visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall

At Heritage Canada Foundation event: His Royal Highness presents the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership

Evening
Their Royal Highnesses join a reception hosted by the Province of Ontario at the CARLU, Eaton’s College Park


 

Camilla’s fashion fuss

  1. I am glad she is wearing fur even if it does piss off Peta, in fact, Pam Anderson -read slutty, and Camilla have nothing in common, so go for it Cammy.

  2. there's nothing more Canadian than fur. as long as it was produced humanely, praise camilla, peta go away

  3. Bravo Camilla – like you more and more. I'm planning on buying my first fur coat in the next year – a beautiful sheared beaver coat in a lovely copper hue. It will be fabulous!!

    • Ugghhh! The words "Camilla" and "sheared beaver" in the same sentence!

  4. Peta has done more to set back the cause of animal rights more than any other organization on the planet.

  5. Way to go Camilla dear. I love you already and i hope you continue to wear any kind of fur you would like . Peta is a money making machine.

  6. Go away Peta, no one likes you.

  7. nobody mentioned John Crosbie and his sealskin coat..

    and after all … he is a "royal" in Newfoundland

  8. Más atención a personas con un vestido, el más diligente en el mantenimiento de Mbt zapatos Quién puso sobre la lección de la luz, estilo hermoso zapato es una de las más elementales de cortesía. Mantenimiento una vez trató de aprender Mbt zapatos se puede encontrar que no está obligada a gastar demasiado tiempo y la diversión.