PICS: Kate shines at royal event whilst wearing Lover’s Knot tiara that once belonged to Princess Diana

Cape Town – The Duchess of Cambridge looked the epitome of elegance at the annual Diplomatic Reception on Tuesday night.

Queen Elizabeth and Kate and made a grand entrance with Her Majesty dressed in a long-sleeve white dress, finished with gold accents by Angela Kelly and her granddaughter-in-law wearing a glittering custom Jenny Packham dress.

The Duchess completed her look with the gorgeous Lover’s Knot tiara, which was a wedding gift to Princess Diana, while the queen opted for the Queen Mary Girls of Great Britain and Ireland crown she often wears.

The leading ladies were followed by Prince William, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall as they greeted and welcomed Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Buckingham Palace.


Kate’s evening was followed by a festive afternoon of celebrating Christmas with “families and children of deployed personnel from Royal Air Force Coningsby in Lincolnshire and Royal Air Force Marham serving in Cyprus” at Kensington Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to travel to Cyprus on Thursday to “to meet with Serving personnel, families living on the base, wider station personnel and members of the local community”.