Kate Middleton To Wear Tiara At First State Banquet

As a member of the royal family, you’d probably imagine that Kate Middleton wears a tiara every second of every day. But you’d be wrong, because the Duchess Of Cambridge has actually only been photographed wearing a tiara twice in public. This is due to change in the near future, though, because Middleton is set to wear the fancy accessory for a banquet in October.

According to Hello Magazine, Prince William and Kate Middleton will host the hugely important event when Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, visits the UK in October with his wife, Peng Liyuan. The banquet will even be held within the hallowed halls of Buckingham Palace.

Middleton previously wore a tiara at her wedding to Prince William back in 2011. This tiara was designed and created by Cartier Halo and was accompanied by an Alexander McQueen wedding dress that had ethereal lace from Sarah Burton.

Middleton’s next decided to accentuate her outfit with a tiara when she attended 2013’s Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace. This is an annual event run by the Queen every November, and it sees 1,500 people from 150 countries visit. It’s designed to reflect just how important the Queen is to Great Britain’s diplomatic relations.

Just over two and a half years ago, Middleton wore a Papyrus tiara to the event, which was originally a necklace that belonged to the Queen Mother.

This will be Kate Middleton’s first state banquet, and in order to fit within royal protocol, the Duchess will need to wear a tiara. That’s if she attends because, at the moment, her appearance hasn’t been confirmed.

However, as this is such an important event, it’s widely believed that Middleton will be in attendance.

Prince William invited the Chinese president to Great Britain back in March when he was visiting the region. Prince William’s trip to China was deemed a huge success, and it’s believed to have drastically improved relations between the royal family and the country.

While Prince William and Kate Middleton will likely attend the banquet, Prince Charles is set to receive and greet the president and his wife at the Horse Guards Palace, as well as attend an arrival lunch, according to the International Business Times. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip will also stand alongside their son and the first-in-line to the throne.

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