Kate, Princess of Wales joined different working members of the Royal Family at a State Banquet this week in honour of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s go to to the UK. For the primary time for the reason that Covid pandemic started, Kate, Queen Camilla and Sophie, Countess of Wessex publicly wore tiaras for the high-profile outing.
Kate donned a hanging white ballgown for the event, and there have been a number of similarities between her Jenny Packham costume and one famously worn by Princess Diana.
During a go to to Hong Kong in 1989, Diana donned what has been dubbed the ‘Elvis costume’ for an engagement.
The iconic white robe was custom-made by Catherine Walker for the Princess and featured an identical white bolero jacket.
Several comparisons could be drawn between Diana’s outfit and the ensemble worn by her daughter-in-law at this week’s State Banquet.
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“After Queen Mary’s death in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II sported the tiara several times in the early years of her reign, later gifting it to Princess Diana as a wedding gift.
“While Diana opted to put on the Spencer Tiara on her marriage ceremony day, the Lover’s Knot did change into certainly one of her favourites, till she returned it upon her divorce from Prince Charles.
“The tiara wouldn’t be seen again in public until 2015, when it was adopted by Princess Catherine.”
The Lover’s Knot Tiara is without doubt one of the best-known tiaras within the royal assortment, and as such, it’s doubtless price a staggering sum.
Mr Hinds added: “No official valuation has been confirmed for the Lover’s Knot Tiara, though various estimates have placed the item at a value exceeding £1million.”
Still married to Prince Charles on the time, photos of Diana’s outfit in 1989 confirmed her carrying her iconic sapphire engagement ring.
The 12-carat sparkler now belongs to Kate, and she or he isn’t pictured with out.