- Kate Middleton looked stunning at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday in her first tiara moment since 2019
- Middleton donned the Lover’s Knot tiara, Princess Diana’s pearl earrings and Queen Elizabeth’s bracelet
- Prince William looked dapper in a suit adorned with the Garter Star, Thistle Star and three miniature medals
Kate Middleton has just made her debut with a tiara as Princess of Wales.
On Tuesday, the 40-year-old royal sported her first tiara in nearly three years for King Charles’ first state banquet as monarch at Buckingham Palace. The banquet was held to welcome South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the UK, People reported.
Middleton wore a white cape dress by Jenny Packham with silver embellishments on the shoulders. She paired it with an equally dazzling accessory: the Lover’s Knot tiara.
The headpiece with pearls hanging from diamond knots was also a favorite of Middleton’s late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
The tiara is over a century old and was originally commissioned from jeweler Garrard by Queen Mary in 1913 or 1914, depending on the court jeweler. It is believed to be a replica of a tiara belonging to Mary’s grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse, Duchess of Cambridge.
Middleton also accessorized pearl earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana and a three-row bracelet of pearls and diamonds from Queen Elizabeth II’s jewelry collection.
She completed her look with a yellow ribbon indicating her position in the Royal Family Order and a blue sash signifying her position as Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, the highest rank of chivalry personally awarded by the Queen Elizabeth II to be at her service. .
Her husband, Prince William, looked dapper in his black suit. The Prince of Wales adorned his suit with the Garter Star, Thistle Star and three miniature medals for the three Queen Elizabeth Jubilees he was a part of: Gold in 2002, Diamond in 2012 and Platinum in 2022.
Social media users praised the Princess of Wales’ look, describing her as stunning.
“Kate looks stunning in her tiara,” one commented.
“Princess of Wowsa! She is absolutely stunning. Love that she wears Queen Elizabeth’s bracelet,” another added. added.
“She is beautiful today. [But] again, she always does,” a third fan wrote.
Middleton was last seen wearing a tiara at the Diplomatic Corps Reception in December 2019, an annual event with 1,000 guests including high commissioners, government officials and ambassadors.
She also wore the Lover’s Knot tiara to the reception and paired it with the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace and a long-sleeved navy velvet dress by Alexander McQueen, according to People.