Kate Middleton Wears Lover's Knot Tiara and Shimmering White Gown to First Hosted Reception By King Charles

On Tuesday, November 22, Kate Middleton embodied her role as the new Princess of Wales for her father-in-law's state banquet at Buckingham palace. 

King Charles hosted a ball to honour President Cyril Ramaphosa's visit to the U.K. For the event, Kate wore a white caped gown by Jenny Packham covered in silver appliqué along the raised shoulders.

The gown swept to the ground, and was broken up by the Princess's blue sash, which represents her role as a member of the Royal Victorian Order.

She also had a yellow ribbon pinned to her chest as a brooch, signifying her position in the Royal Family Order.

It was Kate's accessories that really stole the show. The mother-of-three was wearing the famous Lover's Knot tiara, a piece that was worn often by the late Princess Diana, Kate's mother-in-law.

The diadem was adorned with 38 teardrop-shaped pearls, all hung from arches encrusted with diamonds. She has been seen wearing it before, in 2015, 2016, and 2019 at the family's Diplomatic Reception.

On her wrist, she had on a three-strand pearl and diamond bracelet that came from the late Queen jewellery collection. In her ears were matching pearl drop earrings that also once belonged to Diana.