The Princess of Wales wore the famous Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara, which once belonged to Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana. The royal wore the pearl and diamond-adorned diadem during King Charles III’s first state banquet held at Buckingham Palace on Nov. 22.
Kate wore a stunning white caped gown that featured silver detailing on the shoulders. According to Vogue, the dress was designed by Jenny Packham. The 40-year-old royal paired the tiara with matching pearl drop-down earrings and a pearl bracelet.
Kate has worn the tiara on multiple occasions, including a 2019 banquet with former President Donald Trump and a 2018 banquet in honor of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as well as to the 2016 Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace.
As TODAY.com previously reported, the tiara was crafted in 1914 and gifted to Diana by the late Queen Elizabeth II as a wedding gift in 1981. The former Princess of Wales was known to complain about getting headaches due to the weight of Lover’s Knot headpiece. Diana returned the tiara after her divorce from then-Prince Charles.
This was a special night for the royal family as it was the first state visit hosted by King Charles as monarch, and the first state visit by a South African leader since 2010.