Royal Family Hosts Diplomatic Corps Reception


10 December, 2016

The Duchess of Cambridge last wore the Lover's Knot Tiara at last years reception to honour Britain's diplomatic community.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge took a moment to pose for a momentous family portrait ahead of the lavish reception at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen wore a sapphire and diamond tiara and Angela Kelly dress while the Duchess of Cornwall dazzled in a Boucheron piece and Bruce Oldfield gown. Princess Diana was spotted several times wearing the tiara at special events, but it was eventually returned to the queen after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 10: (NOT FOR MAGAZINE COVER USE IN GERMANY BETWEEN 15 August and 31 August 2007) Princess Of Wales In Hong Kong Wearing A Pearl And Diamond Tiara Which Was A Wedding Gift From The Queen. Princess Diana, who's the mother of Middleton's husband and his brother Prince Harry, died the following year in a auto crash. "It's actually a replica of a 200-year-old Gothic Revival tiara owned by Mary's grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse, the Duchess of Cambridge".

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Duchess Kate of Cambridge pulled out an oldie-but-goodie Thursday night for the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace: A bespoke Jenny Packham gown.

Not pictured, no doubt because the event was well past their bedtime, were Kate and William's two young children, Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 19 months. As she's been known to do, Middleton repeated her red gown by Jenny Packham-which she wore to last year's state banquet.

And yes, she absolutely recycled the look after wearing it at a China State Dinner.

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