Kate Middleton attended a glamorous evening event at Buckingham Palace with members of the royal family, including her husband, Prince William, and Queen Elizabeth. For the event, the duchess wore one of her late mother-in-law Princess Diana’s most iconic accessories — the Lovers Knot tiara.
The Lovers Knot tiara was gifted to Diana from Elizabeth as a wedding present when Diana married the queen’s son, Prince Charles, in 1981.
Kate looked breathtaking at the event, appearing to be every inch a future queen as she stepped out wearing a navy blue velvet Alexander McQueen gown. The designer had previously dressed the Duchess of Cambridge for her wedding to William.
The royal donned breathtaking chandelier diamond earrings that she matched with a favorite necklace. The Nizam of Hyderabad necklace features 38 brilliant diamonds plus 13 emerald-cut diamonds and a pear-shaped drop, reported Pop Sugar. Kate has worn that particular necklace to many other royal events.
On the left side of the dress, Kate sported what is known as the Royal Family Order, a pin gifted to the royal mother of three from Elizabeth, featuring a painted portrait of her majesty. Diana also wore this same style of pin for formal royal events.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace. The reception, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen, was attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps based in London — who support the work of @theroyalfamily in representing the UK at home ???????? and ???? abroad. This work includes the hosting of State Visits and The Queen’s regular audiences with Ambassadors and High Commissioners. Photos ???? courtesy of PA
In a final addition to her outfit, Kate wore a blue and gold sash, which symbolizes the Royal Victorian Order of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Buckingham Palace event was a diplomatic reception in honor of members of the Diplomatic Corps in London, as explained in the caption attached to a sequence of photos posted to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official Instagram.
The reception, hosted by the queen, honored those who work to support the interests of the royal family, representing the United Kingdom both in England and abroad. This work includes hosting state visits and Elizabeth‘s audiences with ambassadors and high commissioners.
Fans of the royal family chimed in with their positive comments on Kate’s overall look in the comments section of the upload.
“She looks like the future queen she will be. Stunning!” one fan of the elegant duchess remarked.
“Kate always looks so regal and sincere,” said another follower of the family, adding three red heart emojis.
“Wonderful! So happy to see HRH wearing the Nizam necklace again!” a third fan remarked.
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Some more highlights ???? from The Duchess of Cambridge's visit yesterday with children and families supported by @Family_Action to a Christmas tree farm, on the day she became their Royal Patron. Family Action was founded in 1869 to help families in difficulty by giving them practical help and support — the new patronage aligns with The Duchess’s longstanding work on the early years, and the importance of supporting children and families during this seminal period of their lives. Footage ???? courtesy of PA Video
Kate is usually seen on the couple’s shared Instagram page in more casual clothing for her royal duties. She recently visited Family Action on the day she became the organization’s royal patron wearing skinny jeans, black ankle boots, a moss-colored green sweater, and a red puffer jacket.