The story behind the pearls in Camilla’s anniversary portrait

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Yesterday marked Charles and Camilla's 14th wedding anniversary, and for the special occasion, the couple shared a new portrait on the Clarence House Instagram account.

The black and white portrait, shot by Alexi Lubomirski (the photographer behind Harry and Meghan's engagement portrait), shows the couple smiling at each other.

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You can't see much of the Duchess of Cornwall's outfit, however royal fans have spotted that it's the same white floral embroidered Fiona Clare dress she wore to Prince Louis' christening.

She accessorised it with pearl earrings, and a beautiful pearl and diamond statement necklace. This particular piece is actually one of Camilla's favourite necklaces of all time, and looking back at pictures of her across the years, you'll notice she wears it a lot.

It features four strands of pearls, all joined at the centre by a circular diamond clasp. She has been wearing the piece since 2010 (that we know of), so this could well be a present from Prince Charles' for the couple's fifth anniversary, though of course this hasn't been confirmed.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.