The Duchess of Cambridge is known for recycling her wardrobe and wearing the same outfits more than once. So, it is no suprise that she has worn the diamond tiara that she donned for her wedding day again.
Kate Middleton chose the tiara as the showpiece of her outfit for the annual Diplomatic Reception which is held at Buckingham Palace. She is often seen wearing the Queen’s heirlooms, showing the close relationship she enjoys with her mother in law.
The Duchess looked absolutely dazzling as she posed along with other senior members of the royal family. Ms Middleton was seen alongside the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, along with the heir to the throne Prince Charles with his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, and then the next in line to the throne, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Ms Middleton was wearing red, while the Queen and Camilla opted for white.
Up until now, no photographs have been taken of the royal family at the event. However, officials have decided to foster a feeling of greater openess during the Queen’s 90th birthday year. The six royals welcomed more than 1,000 guests to the palace.
The tiara was not the only item which Ms Middleton decided to recycle. the dress was a bespoke Jenny Packham dress which she wore at her first state banquet last year. Designed by British designer Jenny Packham, it was offset by the Cambridge Lover’s knot tiara.
It was also a favourite of Prince William’s late mother Princess Diana. Originally made for Queen Mary in 1914, the tiara is a copy of one owned by Princess Augusta of Hesse. In her will, Queen Mary left the tiara to the Queen who wore it often.
The Queen then gave the tiara as a wedding present to Princes Diana who was seen wearing it often during official events.