Kate Middleton Wore One Of Princess Diana's Favorite Tiaras At Diplomatic Reception

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Kate Middleton Dazzles at Diplomatic ReceptionJONATHAN BRADY - Getty Images
  • Kate Middleton stunned in a pink sequin gown at a Buckingham Palace reception.

  • She also wore one of Princess Diana's favorite tiaras: the Lover's Knot Tiara.

  • It was created for Queen Mary in the mid 1910s from pearls and diamonds.

Kate Middleton was a vision at a Buckingham Palace reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps on Tuesday, December 5.

For the lavish occasion, the Princess of Wales looked stunning in a pink sequin Jenny Packham gown with the Lover's Knot Tiara over her signature loose waves. This is the 11th time she donned the sparkling headpiece (she was first seen with it back in 2015), and overall 16th time wearing a tiara since marrying Prince William in 2011.

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A full-length look of Kate’s look from the reception.Pool - Getty Images

The Lover's Knot was a famously one of Princess Diana's favorite tiaras. It was created for Queen Mary in the mid 1910s by the House of Garrard from pearls and diamonds already owned by her family.

To finish her look, Kate paired the dazzling ensemble with what appeared to be Queen Elizabeth's Greville Chandelier Earrings, and wore the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order star and sash across her dress.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales joined King Charles and Queen Camilla for the Diplomatic Reception. Chris Jackson - Getty Images

Kate's tiara moment is the second for her in less than a month. In late November, the Princess of Wales turned to the the royal archives, and wore the Strathmore Rose tiara at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace. It was the first time Kate had ever worn that tiara, and the first time it had been donned in public in nearly a century. The headpiece originally belonged to the Queen Mother and was given to her by her parents in 1923 prior to marrying the Duke of York and future King George VI.

Her look from Tuesday night happened to also be a repeat from earlier this year. In June, Kate attended the wedding celebration of Hussein, Crown Prince of Jordan and Rajwa Al Saif wearing the exact same ensemble.

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Kate wore the exact ensemble to the Jordanian wedding earlier this year.Courtesy Royal Hashemite Court

This week's reception celebrated one of the largest Diplomatic Corps in the world and saw the senior royals meet representatives of countries accredited to the Court of St. James. It was also the first Diplomatic reception since King Charles and Queen Camilla were officially coronated earlier this year.

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