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Kate Middleton pays tribute to Diana, turning heads in her exquisite tiara and flattering dress

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 25, 2018
08:00 A.M.

The Queen held a state banquet on Tuesday in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace. The dinner was for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

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In attendance were Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate. For this occasion, the Royal chose to wear a pearl and diamond tiara that was her late mother-in-law’s favorite.

Duchess Kate, 36, dazzled at the event with the pearl and diamond Lover's Knot tiara. The tiara, which is also known as the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara, was famously worn by Princess Diana.

With the tiara, she wore a powder blue gown from Alexander McQueen. She also accessorized with teardrop pearl earrings and a Queen Alexandra’s wedding necklace, which was considered a personal gift from the Queen.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The necklace was previously worn by the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II's mother.

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It was originally from Queen Alexandra's collection and was a gift from her husband King Edward VII in honor of their 1863 wedding. Kate completed her look with the Royal Family Order which is a yellow ribbon and badge of a portrait of the Queen.

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At the banquet, the Duchess accompanied Rear Admiral Ludger Brummelaar, while her husband Prince William, 36, walked ahead accompanying British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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The tiara she wore was commissioned by the monarch’s grandmother, Queen Mary in 1914. It was made from family-owned pearls and jewels by the House of Garrand.

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The Queen often loaned it to Princess Diana who last wore it in 1991. Kate has worn the jewelry three times before, for the Spanish state visit in 2017, the annual diplomatic reception in 2016 and for the same event in 2015.

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State dinners are the primary occasions where female Royals are allowed to wear tiaras from the Royal family’s collection. It was believed that Duchess Meghan would wear one during her state dinner in Fiji.

However, she chose not to wear one. Her decision was determined probably by the dress code of the event and her own personal preference.

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