— -- Princess Kate stepped out tonight wearing the famous pearl-and-diamond-clad Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara, which was a favorite of Princess Diana, for the annual white tie diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked regal in red, recycling the same dress by designer Jenny Packham that she chose for her first state dinner with the Chinese President. She accessorized the look with diamond chandelier earrings.
The Duchess of Cambridge has only worn tiaras on four previous occasions. She first donned the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara last year at the same event. The jeweled headpiece was given as a wedding present to the late Princess Diana by Queen Elizabeth II in 1981.
Kate borrowed the Lotus Flower Tiara for her first State Banquet with the Chinese President and the Cartier Halo Tiara at her wedding.
The Queen wore her sapphire and diamond tiara and a dress by Angela Kelly. Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, dressed in a white, beaded, Bruce Oldfield gown with a Boucheron tiara, a pearl choker and diamond earrings.
The reception held by the Queen is attended by the most senior members of the Royal Family including Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Philip and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. More than 1,000 guests from 130 nations attend the event, which is known as one of the most coveted social invitation of the year for the diplomatic community.