Kate Middleton dazzled at a state banquet on Tuesday night, wearing the Lover’s Knot tiara, which was a favourite of the late Princess Diana.
The new Princess of Wales wore a glamorous Jenny Packham gown – the “Elspeth” dress ($A7635) with glittering sequins in the shape of flowers – as she joined husband Prince William, King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla and other members of the royal family to honour South African president Cyril Ramaphosa, Page Six reports.
Her glittering tiara featuring diamonds and pearls is often seen on the 40-year-old royal and is the same piece famously worn by Princess Diana throughout her time as the Princess of Wales.
The dress actually has a celebrity tie, as a similar version of the design was worn by Hilary Duff for her 2019 wedding, though the former Disney star opted to skip the embellishments for her bridal moment.
Princess Kate also wore her late mother-in-law’s South Sea pearl-and-diamond drop earrings and Queen Elizabeth’s pearl bracelet to match her tiara, adding the blue sash over her gown that shows her position as a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order – an honour which was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II.
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