The Duchess of Cambridge looks stunning as she wears Lover’s Knot tiara during glamorous royal reception

The tiara seems to be favoured by the Duchess

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Queen’s Diplomatic Corps reception on Wednesday evening.

Alongside The Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Buckingham Palace for the Diplomatic Corps reception.

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.

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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.

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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.

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The monarch paired the tiara with a large emerald necklace, and matching emerald drop earrings.

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