Kate Middleton looked like a fairy-tale princess Wednesday as she attended a diplomatic corps reception in London’s Buckingham Palace.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a navy velvet Alexander McQueen gown with a V-neckline and long sleeves. The floor-length dress hid the top of the University of St. Andrews alum’s shoes.
Perhaps the most eye-catching element of Kate’s ensemble was her headwear: the Lover’s Knot tiara. The diamond and pearl heirloom, commissioned in the 1910s, was a favorite of the late Princess Diana.
The tiara wasn’t the only dazzler. Diamond drop earrings and the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace added additional sparkle to the mother of three’s look.
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When it comes to Kate’s typical style, she often keeps things more casual. Among the duchess’ favorite shoe brands are Gianvito Rossi, Jimmy Choo and Emmy London. Her more affordable choices have included New Balance trainers, Aldo pumps and Superga sneakers.
The diplomatic corps reception is an annual event for about 1,000 guests at the palace, including ambassadors and other government officials. Queen Elizabeth II serves as host for the evening. In addition to Kate and Prince William, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were also in attendance Wednesday. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who are taking some time off from royal duties, were not there.
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