Kate Middleton joined Prince William, Queen Consort Camilla and the other royals for King Charles' first state banquet Tuesday night. The Princess of Wales was stunning in her tiara debut under the new reign.
Kate Middleton Dazzles In Princess Diana's Favorite Tiara
Prince William's wife paid tribute to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, by choosing the Lover's Knot tiara when she joined the reception at Buckingham Palace for South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, Vanity Fair reported.
The Duchess of Cambridge's headpiece was frequently worn by Prince William and Prince Harry's mom. It was reportedly among Princess Diana's favorites, and it seemed to be the same case with Middleton.
The Lover's Knot tiara has become Middleton's go-to tiara. The Duchess of Cambridge wore it during the annual diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to Town & Country.
Middleton also wore the same diadem for a state dinner in July 2017 and a state banquet honoring King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in October 2018 and U.S. President Donald Trump in June 2019.
The crown features pearls hanging from diamond knots. She also paired it with pearl drop earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana.
Middleton looked gorgeous in a white caped gown by Jenny Packham at the reception. Her gown featured silver embellishments on the shoulders.
She also wore a blue sash signifying her position as a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order and a yellow ribbon denoting her position in the Royal Family Order, People reported.
Kate Middleton Honors Queen Elizabeth During Her Tiara Debut At King Charles First State Banquet
The Princess of Wales also made sure to don something from the late Queen Elizabeth's vault for King Charles' first state banquet. She paired her favorite tiara with a triple-stranded pearl and diamond bracelet from the Queen's collection.
Middleton has become a key figure in the firm. According to sources, the Queen was confident about the future of the monarchy under Prince William and Middleton's leadership.
"Over time, Kate has proved to the queen that she can be trusted and they developed a great relationship," one said on Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood podcast. "Kate has become a fearless public figure and knows protocols like the back of her hand, Elizabeth feels confident that Kate will make a great queen."
Middleton has reportedly become bolder and more confident. She was also considered a "safe pair of hands" for the Queen.
"During her early days as a Royal, Kate felt nervous around Elizabeth, she was desperate to impress. Kate always believed in herself and feel she has developed the wisdom, courage and strength to be a success," the tipster added.
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