Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III will receive the President of South Korea for a state visit next November.
The prestigious occasion has left many wondering if we will see Princess Kate sporting a dazzling tiara for the state banquet.
State visits are formal diplomatic affairs that follow strict protocols, including lavish state banquets.
State banquets are a rare opportunity for royal women to wear the dazzling tiaras inherited from the family.
As Princess of Wales, Kate should wear royal jewelry befitting her new role.
Kate Middleton’s Tiaras
Kate Middleton has access to a variety of royal tiaras that she can wear to a state banquet.
Over the years, she has worn several tiaras on different occasions.
Below are some of the tiaras Kate Middleton has worn to state banquet events:
- Lovers Knot Tiara: This tiara is one of Kate Middleton’s favorites and has been associated with both her and Princess Diana. It is a stunning tiara that is more than a century old and was commissioned in 1913 by Queen Mary, wife of George V.
- Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara: This tiara is also known as the “Tiara of Pearls and Diamonds”. It is an iconic tiara that belonged to Princess Diana and has been worn by Kate Middleton on several occasions, including gala dinners and state banquet events.
- Cartier Halo Tiara: This tiara is one of the most elegant and sophisticated tiaras Kate Middleton has worn. It was loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth II for her wedding to Prince William. Although Kate Middleton has not been seen wearing this tiara at a state banquet, it is a possible option for formal events.
- The Lotus Flower tiara: is a special tiara that has been worn by Kate Middleton on several occasions. It originally belonged to the Queen Mother and is a very significant piece of jewelry in the British royal family.
If Kate wears a tiara to the upcoming banquet, the ornate diamond and pearl Cambridge Lover’s Knot may be her choice.
These could be just a few of the tiaras Kate Middleton could wear come November.
The last time Kate wore a tiara in public was at King Charles’ first state banquet as monarch last November 2022.
For that occasion, she chose Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot tiara, with dangling pearls set in diamond arches.
The occasion celebrated the visit of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, First Lady Tshepo Motsepe.
Then in December, the Princess of Wales wore the lotus flower tiara for the celebration of the first Diplomatic Corps Reception with Charles III as King.
However, there is no guarantee that Kate will wear a tiara at the upcoming state banquet.
While royal fans eagerly await the moment for the glittering tiara, Princess Kate’s choice of attire remains to be seen.
Regardless of the jewelry, all eyes will be on the regal ensemble she chooses for the formal occasion in November.