Kate Middleton is stepping out in type as the brand new Princess of Wales.
On Nov. 22, the royal dressed to impress in black-tie apparel for King Charles III‘s first-ever state banquet at Buckingham Palace. Clad in a white caped robe by Jenny Packham that featured silver gildings on the shoulders, the 40-year-old paired the eye-catching quantity with an equally dazzling accent: the Lover’s Knot tiara.
The diadem was a favourite of the late Princess Diana, whose title was succeeded by Kate in September when Charles ascended to the British throne following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Adorned with 38 teardrop-shaped pearls suspended beneath arches, the gorgeous headpiece has grow to be a go-to for Kate, having worn it in 2015, 2016 and 2019 to the household’s Diplomatic Reception.
For the banquet, which was held to welcome South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the UK, Kate additionally wore pearl drop earrings that after belonged to her late mother-in-law and a triple-stranded pearl and diamond bracelet from Queen Elizabeth’s jewellery assortment. She accomplished her look with a blue sash signifying her position as a member of the Royal Victorian Order and a yellow ribbon to indicate her place within the Royal Household Order.