Kate Middleton and Queen Letizia of Spain became the bright stars of the State Dinner, the event marked the meeting of the member of two royal families, the first one in 31 years. Duchess of Cambridge wore the tiara of Princess Diana.
The famous tiara is the famous jewellery, which was made by royal jewellers Garrard in 1914 for Queen Mary. Since then, Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara passed down through royal generations, the Princess Diana wore it, now, the wife of Prince William is able to wear it too. On special occasions like the State Dinner with the Royals of Spain, King Felipe and Queen Letizia.
After Diana’s death tiara was kept in a safe until it was given to Kate Middleton, who has worn it twice before – at the annual Buckingham Palace diplomatic reception in 2015 and 2016.
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Kate Middleton wore not only Diana’s tiara for the State Dinner, she also wore Princess Diana’s Collingwood Pearl and Diamond Earrings. Queen Letizia, the glamorous and elegant woman, likes to change the outfits. In her third outfit of the day, she was also wearing a tiara and a full-length scarlet evening gown.
Letizia also wore an impressive diamond tiara, which was a wedding present from King Alfonso XIII to his wife Princess Victoria Eugenie, who became Queen Ena of Spain – the great-grandmother of Felipe and also an ancestor of Elizabeth II who was the most elegant woman of the dinner. The British Queen opted white silk dress and some Crown Jewellery, she looked just gorgeous!
The Duchess Kate’s Marchesa gown featured flamboyant cuffs and a low lace V-shaped neckline at the front and back. Known for championing Spanish couturiers such as Felipe Varela and Lorenzo Caprile, Queen Letizia supports high street chains Zara and Mango.