Camilla

Camilla

Britain's Duchess of Cornwall has come under fire for wearing fur again.

Camilla - who is touring Canada with her husband Prince Charles - sported a fur-lined cape as she toured one of her ancestor's homes Dundurn Castle in Hamilton, Ontario yesterday (05.11.09).

But animal welfare group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) blasted the outfit - a fawn-coloured calf-length cape

Earlier this week, the royal caused controversy for wearing a rabbit skin stole.

A Clarence House spokesperson defended her outfit choice, claiming the fur was an heirloom from her grandmother.

She said: "It is vintage fur that was her grandmother's and has been re-used and re-fashioned for this tour."

But animal welfare group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) blasted the outfit - a fawn-coloured calf-length cape.

A spokesperson said: "The furs she's dug up out of her grandmother's wardrobe should have been left in peace, much like her grandmother. It's disrespectful to parade around in body parts."

The Duchess of Cornwall wore the furs as she toured her ancestral home, Dundurn Castle, for the first time.

But despite her fashion faux pas, the couple - on day four of their 11-day tour - were greeted warmly by 400 well wishers as they arrived at the Regency-style chateau.

It was built for Sir Allan Napier MacNab, Camilla's great-great-great grandfather in 1832.

Later yesterday afternoon Camilla, 62, looked terrified as the royal couple fired a gun on the World War Two destroyer HCMS Haida.

As she pulled the trigger on the giant warship, she struggled to turn away from the bang and hold her ears, while collapsing into laughter.

The Prince of Wales, 60 - who had a go himself - looked less than impressed at his wife's failure to remain composed.

Charles and Camilla began their visit to Canada in Newfoundland on Monday (02.11.09). It is the prince's 16th tour of Canada and Camilla's first.


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