Kate Middleton pays touching tribute to Princess Diana as she stuns at state banquet with Prince William

THE Princess of Wales made a touching tribute to Princess Diana tonight as she attended the South African State Banquet. Kate, 40, was seen wearing..

THE Princess of Wales made a touching tribute to Princess Diana tonight as she attended the South African State Banquet. 

Kate, 40, was seen wearing the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara, previously belonging to her mother-in-law. 



Kate Middleton pays touching tribute to Princess Diana as she stuns at state banquet with Prince William
Kate stunned in a white caped dress by British designer Jenny Packham

Kate Middleton pays touching tribute to Princess Diana as she stuns at state banquet with Prince William
The Princess of Wales was also seen wearing a broach with a picture of the late Queen Elizabeth II

Kate Middleton pays touching tribute to Princess Diana as she stuns at state banquet with Prince William
Kate joined Prince William, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla for the event held at Buckingham Palace

Kate Middleton pays touching tribute to Princess Diana as she stuns at state banquet with Prince William
She was seen wearing a tiara and earrings previously belonging to Princess Diana

This was paired with the Elspeth Cape Sleeve Gown by British designer Jenny Packham – one of the royal’s favourite designers. 

She was also spotted wearing pearl-drop earrings, a blue sash and a broach, adorned with a picture of the late Queen Elizabeth II. 

She smiled as she joined Prince William, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla for the event held at Buckingham Palace. 

It’s the first event of its kind in three years, following the Coronavirus pandemic, and held in honour of the visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

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The tiara was made by the Royal jeweller Garrard in 1914 for Queen Mary. It was a replica of an earlier tiara, worn by her grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse. 

It was then passed to Queen Elizabeth II, who gifted the piece to Princess Diana ahead of her wedding to Charles. 

While she opted to wear the Spencer tiara on the day, the Lover’s Knot became one of Diana’s favourite pieces. 

Kate has worn it at least nine times, first in 2018 to a state banquet. 

Fans were pleased the princess chose to wear this tiara. One took to Instagram to write: “My favourite tiara. Love to see it again.” 

Another said: “My god what a beautiful look. The Princess of Wales is absolutely wonderful, what a fantastic look.”



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Although some were disappointed there wasn’t a new piece on show. 

Someone else wrote: “These events are so rare, kinda disappointed she’s not wearing a new tiara.”