Kate Middleton has really been upping her Princess style game this year, and last night was no exception.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace alongside husband Prince William, and the minute she stepped out of that chauffuer-driven Bentley, she dazzled everyone in sight.
Was it because of her gorgeous custom-made blue lace Alexander McQueen gown? Well, partly. But more dazzling was the diamond and pearl Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara that Kate had sitting atop her updo.
Boasting a series of swinging pearls hanging from 19 diamond arches, Kate’s royal headpiece certainly took centre stage. And it was Princess Diana that made it famous.
Clearly a sentimental piece for her and William, Kate’s decision to wear the late Lady Diana’s tiara was a pretty major one, as it marked the first time anyone had worn the tiara since Diana’s death in 1997.
Diana was gifted the tiara from Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day to Prince Charles back in 1981, and it famously ended up being one of her favourite pieces.
We imagine William must have felt all the emotion seeing his late mum’s diamond crown now being worn by his wife. And didn’t she look gorgeous…
This is the fourth time Kate’s worn a tiara to a royal event – who could forget last month when we saw her rocking a flawless red Jenny Packham gown and the infamous Lotus Flower tiara (née the Papyrus tiara, owned by the Queen Mother and originally used as a necklace)?
And, of course, on her wedding day, when the Duchess teamed her ethereal Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress with the world famous famous Cartier Halo tiara in 2011.
*Swoon*. Keep them coming, Kate.