Kate Middleton wears Princess Diana’s tiara at state banquet

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It’s Kate Middleton’s time to shine.

The new Princess of Wales sparkled at the South African state banquet on Tuesday night wearing the Lover’s Knot tiara, a favorite of the late Princess Diana.

Middleton wore a glamorous Jenny Packham dress — the “Elspeth” dress ($5,075) with shimmering sequins shaped like flowers — as she joined her husband Prince William, King Charles III, Camilla Parker Bowles and other members of the royal family. family added to honor South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Kate Middleton wore Princess Diana’s go-to Lover’s Knot tiara for her first crowning moment in three years.

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Kate Middleton shone in one of her late mother-in-law’s favorite tiaras.

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Often seen on the 40-year-old royal, her glittering tiara with diamonds and pearls is the same piece that Princess Diana famously wore during her time as Princess of Wales.

The dress actually features 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.

Middleton also wore Princess Diana’s South Sea pearl-and-diamond earrings and Queen Elizabeth’s pearl bracelet to match her tiara, and added the blue sash over her dress that shows her position as a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order – an honor that was donated by Queen Elizabeth II.

Earlier in the day, the princess chose the Prince of Wales’ historic feather brooch to mark her new title and greet Ramaphosa.

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Middleton wore a white hooded Jenny Packham gown with glittery embellishments for the banquet.

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The President of the Republic of South Africa visits the United Kingdom - Day 1

Middleton wore a white hooded Jenny Packham gown with glittery embellishments for the banquet.

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Queen consort Camilla opted for the late monarch’s Belgian Sapphire tiara, her first crowning moment since her husband ascended the throne. She kept the royal blue theme going with a lace evening dress from Bruce Oldfield and the matching Belgian Sapphire Tiara necklace and bracelet.

Both Camilla and Kate proudly wore Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Family Order, a yellow sash with a portrait of the late monarch in her younger years, which is presented to female members of the royal family for state banquets.

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Middleton also chose the Lover’s Knot for the 2018 state banquet to welcome King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
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The banquet marks the first formal state visit since King Charles III ascended the throne following his mother’s death on Sept. 8 and the first state banquet at Buckingham Palace since Donald and Melania Trump were welcomed by Queen Elizabeth in 2019.

Now that state banquets are back, there should be many more crown jewels with a storied past to ogle.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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