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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were joined by Rishi Sunak and Priti Patel at the annual British Asian Trust reception on Wednesday night. 

Charles, 73, looked dapper in black tie while Camilla, 74, was resplendent in a green velvet ensemble with an eye-catching emerald necklace for the black tie bash at the British Museum.

It marks the couple’s first joint engagement since the Queen announced her desire for Camilla to be given the title Queen Consort when Prince Charles ascends the throne. 

Other guests included Former Liverpool and Wales footballer Ian Rush, TOWIE’s Jasmine Walia, DJ Naughty Boy and film director Gurinder Chadha. 

Prince Charles founded the British Asian Trust in 2007 to tackle widespread poverty, inequality and injustice in South Asia. 

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall led the arrivals at the annual British Asian Trust reception on Wednesday night

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall led the arrivals at the annual British Asian Trust reception on Wednesday night

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall led the arrivals at the annual British Asian Trust reception on Wednesday night

They were joined at the event by Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy

They were joined at the event by Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy

Priti Patel looked very stylish in an embroidered gold and purple lehnga for tonight's event

Priti Patel looked very stylish in an embroidered gold and purple lehnga for tonight's event

They were joined at the event by Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy, pictured together left, and Priti Patel, who wore a beautiful traditional outfit 

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were greeted on their way into the British Museum for the event on Monday night

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were greeted on their way into the British Museum for the event on Monday night

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were greeted on their way into the British Museum for the event on Monday night

Camilla, 74, was resplendent in an emerald green velvet ensemble with an eye-catching emerald necklace

Camilla, 74, was resplendent in an emerald green velvet ensemble with an eye-catching emerald necklace

The Duchess of Cornwall tonight wore a beautiful forest green ensemble with diamonds

The Duchess of Cornwall tonight wore a beautiful forest green ensemble with diamonds

Camilla, 74, was resplendent in an emerald green velvet ensemble with an eye-catching emerald necklace

The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to the British Asian Trust with her choice of outfit, opting for a velvet green kurti with an exquisite paisley pattern embroidered on the sleeves and body. 

She wore the piece with a pair of green trousers and added a pair of pointed black boots and a small black clutch bag.

The colour of the ensemble matched her breathtaking emerald necklace, which is part of a set gifted to her by the Saudi Arabian royal family. 

The square emeralds are bordered by diamonds and match a set of earrings and a bracelet.   

To complete the very elegant number, her blonde hair was styled in a neat blow-dry and she was sporting glamourous makeup. 

Some bronzer completed her healthy glow while a trait of eyeliner brought out her blue eyes. 

Other guests sported equally glamourous numbers for tonight’s event. 

Home Secretary Priti Patel looked very stylish in an embroidered gold and purple lehnga, a traditional outfit.  

Prince Charles and Camilla arriving tonight. It marks the couple's first joint engagement since the Queen announced her desire for Camilla to be given the title Queen Consort when Prince Charles ascends the throne

Prince Charles and Camilla arriving tonight. It marks the couple's first joint engagement since the Queen announced her desire for Camilla to be given the title Queen Consort when Prince Charles ascends the throne

Prince Charles and Camilla arriving tonight. It marks the couple’s first joint engagement since the Queen announced her desire for Camilla to be given the title Queen Consort when Prince Charles ascends the throne

Charles and Camilla made for a handsome couple as they arrived at the British Museum for the starry gala on Wednesday

Charles and Camilla made for a handsome couple as they arrived at the British Museum for the starry gala on Wednesday

The royal couple looked very stylish tonight as they made their way to the event together

The royal couple looked very stylish tonight as they made their way to the event together

Charles and Camilla made for a handsome couple as they made their way to the event at the British Museum for the starry gala on Wednesday 

Meanwhile, Neev Spencer looked stunning in her black gown as guests descended onto the red carpet. 

Charles and Camilla greeted supporters and ambassadors of the British Asian Trust in the museum’s Egyptian Gallery. 

The Prince of Wales, who seemed in great spirits, exchanged a few words with the Home Secretary, while Camilla spoke with the Sunaks upon arriving at the event.  

The duchess thanked ambassadors Neev Spencer and Ritula Shah as they congratulated her after the Queen’s announcement that she would become Queen Consort.

Hitan Mehta, executive director of the trust, said it was ‘amazing’ to be able to host the royal couple at the reception after it was not held last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: “It is amazing to be able to bring the whole community together with His Royal Highness to celebrate the work that we have done.”

Since first forming, The British Asian Trust has supported programs in education, livelihoods, mental health and anti-trafficking, and has made a real difference to the lives of more than 4.8million people in South Asia. 

The Prince of Wales looked smart in a black suit for the occasion as the couple greeted supporters and ambassadors of the British Asian Trust in the museum's Egyptian Gallery

The Prince of Wales looked smart in a black suit for the occasion as the couple greeted supporters and ambassadors of the British Asian Trust in the museum's Egyptian Gallery

The Prince of Wales looked smart in a black suit for the occasion as the couple greeted supporters and ambassadors of the British Asian Trust in the museum’s Egyptian Gallery

Around 5.8million children are believed to be working in forced labour in India. In Jaipur alone, tens of thousands are thought to be working 15-hour days in hazardous workshops, producing goods such as bangles and embroidery.

As part of the Child Labour Free Jaipur Initiative, BAT has been working with business, government and communities to remove child labour from supply chains and encourage child labour-free products in markets.

The Daily Mail revealed on Monday that Her Majesty gave her blessing to crown Camilla as Queen Consort – as opposed to Princess Consort – years ago and that Charles came close to announcing it in 2019.

The Queen chose her Jubilee weekend – the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne – to make the highly significant announcement and express her desire for her daughter-in-law to be fully acknowledged when Charles succeeds her.

TOWIE's Jasmine Walia

TOWIE's Jasmine Walia

Film director Gurinder Chadha

Film director Gurinder Chadha

TOWIE’s Jasmine Walia (left) and film director Gurinder Chadha were among the VIP guests at the black tie bash

Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy donned their finest black tie attire for the event at the British Museum on Monday

Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy donned their finest black tie attire for the event at the British Museum on Monday

Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy donned their finest black tie attire for the event at the British Museum on Monday

DJ Naughty Boy looked handsome on the red carpet

DJ Naughty Boy looked handsome on the red carpet

Home Secretary Priti Patel cut a beautiful figure in her lehnga, a traditional outfit

Home Secretary Priti Patel cut a beautiful figure in her lehnga, a traditional outfit

DJ Naughty Boy looked handsome on the red carpet (left). Home Secretary Priti Patel cut a beautiful figure in her lehnga, a traditional outfit

Former Liverpool and Wales footballer Ian Rush attended the reception with his partner Carol Anthony

Former Liverpool and Wales footballer Ian Rush attended the reception with his partner Carol Anthony

Neev Spencer looked stunning in her black gown as guests descended onto the red carpet

Neev Spencer looked stunning in her black gown as guests descended onto the red carpet

Former Liverpool and Wales footballer Ian Rush attended the reception with his partner Carol Anthony. Meanwhile, Neev Spence looked stunning in her black gown as guests descended onto the red carpet

The Duchess of Cornwall looked very elegant tonight in her green ensemble

The Duchess of Cornwall looked very elegant tonight in her green ensemble

The Prince of Wales looked smart in a black suit and bow tie, which he wore with a crisp white shirt

The Prince of Wales looked smart in a black suit and bow tie, which he wore with a crisp white shirt

The Duchess of Cornwall looked very elegant tonight in her green ensemble. The Prince of Wales looked smart in a black suit and bow tie  

The couple were beaming as they arrived, with Camilla standing close to Charles. Guests congratulated the Duchess of Cornwall after the Queen's announcement that she would become Queen Consort.

The couple were beaming as they arrived, with Camilla standing close to Charles. Guests congratulated the Duchess of Cornwall after the Queen's announcement that she would become Queen Consort.

The couple were beaming as they arrived, with Camilla standing close to Charles. Guests congratulated the Duchess of Cornwall after the Queen’s announcement that she would become Queen Consort.

Ian opted for a purple suit while his partner wore an elegant back dress with an eye-catching pashmina

Ian opted for a purple suit while his partner wore an elegant back dress with an eye-catching pashmina

Film director Gurinder Chadha picked a very stylish black gown with a metallic flower detail on the hem

Film director Gurinder Chadha picked a very stylish black gown with a metallic flower detail on the hem

Ian opted for a purple suit while his partner wore an elegant back dress with an eye-catching pashmina. Film director Gurinder Chadha picked a very stylish black gown with a metallic flower detail on the hem, right

Stepping on the scene! Priti Patel donned a very glamourous look for tonight's event in an embroidered lehnga and matching heels

Stepping on the scene! Priti Patel donned a very glamourous look for tonight's event in an embroidered lehnga and matching heels

The Home Secretary was wearing imposing matching jewellery for the glitzy evening out

The Home Secretary was wearing imposing matching jewellery for the glitzy evening out

Stepping on the scene! Priti Patel donned a very glamourous look for tonight’s event in an embroidered lehnga and matching heels 

She told the nation: ‘When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes king, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me, and it is my sincere wish that, when the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.’

Yesterday Camilla attended her first public engagement since the big announcement. She visited Roundhill Primary School in Southdown, Bath on behalf of the St John’s Foundation, a charity which supports disadvantaged children.

The duchess has been its patron since 2009. And the trip ticked all the royal boxes including flag waving school children, tea and cakes, a tree planting, plaque unveiling and even a posy.

As she arrived she was greeted by dozens of excited youngsters waving Union flags and shouting her name. She wore a favourite tartan skirt and jacket trimmed with velvet by Edina Ronay.

The Duchess accessorised with a beautiful necklace made of diamonds and emerald

The Duchess accessorised with a beautiful necklace made of diamonds and emerald

For tonight's event, Camilla sported a glamourous makeup that brought out her eyes

For tonight's event, Camilla sported a glamourous makeup that brought out her eyes

The Duchess accessorised with a beautiful necklace made of diamonds and emerald tonight and sported glamourous makeup 

Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy were a striking pair, him in a suit and box tie and her in an ornate white number

Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy were a striking pair, him in a suit and box tie and her in an ornate white number

Akshata's dress had a beautiful flower detail and an assymetrical designer. She wore it with a white bag

Akshata's dress had a beautiful flower detail and an assymetrical designer. She wore it with a white bag

Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy were a striking pair, him in a suit and box tie and her in an ornate white number. Akshata’s dress had a beautiful flower detail and an asymmetrical designer. She wore it with a white bag

The Chancellor and his wife looked very relaxed on the red carpet at tonight's event

The Chancellor and his wife looked very relaxed on the red carpet at tonight's event

The pair looked in great spirits as they greeted tonight's other attendees at the British Museum event

The pair looked in great spirits as they greeted tonight's other attendees at the British Museum event

The Chancellor and his wife looked very relaxed on the red carpet at tonight’s event, which was hosted by BBC broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake and Reshmin Chowdhury, a sports presenter for BT Sport and the BBC

After the arrival, the Duchess of Cornwall mingled with the other guests and thanked ambassadors Neev Spencer and Ritula Shah at the reception after they congratulated her on the Queen's announcement at the weekend that she will be crowned Queen Consort when Charles becomes King

After the arrival, the Duchess of Cornwall mingled with the other guests and thanked ambassadors Neev Spencer and Ritula Shah at the reception after they congratulated her on the Queen's announcement at the weekend that she will be crowned Queen Consort when Charles becomes King

After the arrival, the Duchess of Cornwall mingled with the other guests and thanked ambassadors Neev Spencer and Ritula Shah at the reception after they congratulated her on the Queen’s announcement at the weekend that she will be crowned Queen Consort when Charles becomes King

Camilla was the belle of the ball tonight and everyone seemed to want to chat with the Duchess of Cornwall following the Queen's announcement

Camilla was the belle of the ball tonight and everyone seemed to want to chat with the Duchess of Cornwall following the Queen's announcement

Camilla was the belle of the ball tonight and everyone seemed to want to chat with the Duchess of Cornwall following the Queen’s announcement 

The Prince of Wales, who seemed in great spirits, exchanged a few words with the Home Secretary, while Camilla spoke with the Sunaks

The Prince of Wales, who seemed in great spirits, exchanged a few words with the Home Secretary, while Camilla spoke with the Sunaks

The Prince of Wales, who seemed in great spirits, exchanged a few words with the Home Secretary, while Camilla spoke with the Sunaks 

The future king listened to Akshata Murthy as he exchanged a few words with the Chancellor and his wife at tonight's glitzy event

The future king listened to Akshata Murthy as he exchanged a few words with the Chancellor and his wife at tonight's glitzy event

The future king listened to Akshata Murthy as he exchanged a few words with the Chancellor and his wife at tonight’s glitzy event 

Priti Patel and Camilla, who were both wearing ultra glamourous outfits, were also spotted chatting away on the red carpet tonight

Priti Patel and Camilla, who were both wearing ultra glamourous outfits, were also spotted chatting away on the red carpet tonight

Priti Patel and Camilla, who were both wearing ultra glamourous outfits, were also spotted chatting away on the red carpet tonight

The Prince of Wales opted for a striped black and white pocket square tonight, to go with his black suit and crisp white shirt. He spoke with Priti Patel upon arriving

The Prince of Wales opted for a striped black and white pocket square tonight, to go with his black suit and crisp white shirt. He spoke with Priti Patel upon arriving

The Prince of Wales opted for a striped black and white pocket square tonight, to go with his black suit and crisp white shirt. He spoke with Priti Patel upon arriving 

Source: DailyMail

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