By Lucy Buglass
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Queen’s Diplomatic Corps reception on Wednesday evening.
- During this reception, the Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a black evening gown paired with the Lover’s Knot tiara.
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with ambassadors, high commissioners and government officials during the evening.
- This follows royal news that Duchess Camilla rocks casual chic with knee-high boots and Queen’s favourite handbag brand.
The Duchess of Cambridge teamed an Alexander McQueen gown with the Lover’s Knot tiara. This diadem is very important to the royal family, as it has quite the history.
Queen Mary commissioned the piece in 1914, and was made by the House of Garrad. The tiara features pearls and diamonds owned by the family.
Following Queen Mary’s death in 1953, the tiara was then passed down to Queen Elizabeth II. In 1981, she reportedly loaned the Lover’s Knot tiara to Princess Diana as a wedding gift.
In recent years, the Duchess of Cambridge seems to be a big fan of it, as she’s been spotted wearing the tiara at other formal occasions, including 2015’s Diplomatic Corps reception.
Last year, the Duchess wore it to the state banquet in honour of the King and Queen of the Netherlands.
The Duchess also wore her Royal Family Order brooch, and Royal Victorian Order blue and gold sash. Due to the strict dress code, it’s very formal and attendees showcase diamonds, tiaras and any Royal Orders for the ocassion.
The Queen chose to wear her Grand Duchess Vladimir tiara, which is decorated with emeralds, along with a white gown, designed by Angela Kelly.
The monarch paired the tiara with a large emerald necklace, and matching emerald drop earrings.
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