The Princess of Wales dazzled in a tiara for the first time in nearly three years on Tuesday. Catherine wore her go-to Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot tiara to a state banquet held at Buckingham Palace for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The event marked the first time the Princess has worn a tiara since becoming the Princess of Wales. The last time the royal mom of three was seen wearing a tiara was in December of 2019 at a reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps.
For the state banquet on Nov. 22, Catherine complemented her glittering headpiece with Princess Diana’s South Sea Pearl earrings.
Kate, who styled her hair up in an elegant updo, stunned for the occasion wearing a showstopping gown from Jenny Packham. The ivory design features beaded details at the shoulders and long open sleeves. Catherine completed her regal ensemble with the Royal Family Order and the GCVO Star and Sash.
President Ramaphosa’s state visit to the UK is the first of King Charles III’s reign. Earlier in the day, the Prince and Princess of Wales greeted the president, on behalf of the monarch, at London’s Corinthia Hotel before traveling together to Horse Guards Parade for the Ceremonial Welcome ceremony.