Official Kate Middleton Princess of Wales, and she appeared at a state party in royal-like attire. But her gorgeous outfit in its own right, it also honors those who came before her, including Diana, the former Princess of Wales and the late Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on 8 September. Middleton attended the state gala dinner, held at Buckingham Palace on 22 November for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, wearing a regal white gown. by Jenny Packham complete with gown sleeves and sparkly beaded shoulders. But most notably her jewelryincludes a pearl bracelet and historic Lover’s Knot tiara – the first she wears in three years.
Although Middleton has worn this tiara many times in the past, it still makes a lot of sense for her to choose this particular tiara for her first major appearance as Princess of Wales. Based on fashion magazineThe Lover’s Knot, originally made for Queen Mary in 1913, features numerous diamonds and 19 pearls set in silver and gold. The crown was later presented to Queen Elizabeth II, who gave it to Princess Diana before her death in 1997. Through Diana’s legacy, the tiara has become an iconic item in the wardrobe. royal clothes, and the queen eventually passed it on to Middleton. But wearers beware – although stunningly beautiful, the tiara is said to be too heavy, it is said to be give Princess Diana a headache. As a final tweak to her outfit and another nod to her late mother-in-law, Middleton also wore a Queen Elizabeth II layered pearl bracelet, along with a pair of cotton balls. matching pearl earrings.
Read on for photos of Middleton’s sweet tribute and her debut as Princess of Wales.