The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, caused a sensation when she unveiled a new tiara, part of the British royal family’s extensive collection of stunning jewelry.
The entire royal family attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honor of South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and his wife, Kim Keon-hee, who began their visit to the country.
Strathmore Rose Tiara worn by Kate Middleton
For this elegant occasion, the princess chose a beautiful white dress with gold details on the sleeves, designed by Jenny Packham, which she combined with white gloves, but what drew the most attention to her outfit was the beautiful tiara.
Kate chose to wear the Strathmore Rose Tiara, which is one of the most unusual floral jewels in any royal collection.
It bears the surname of the Queen Mother, who was born Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, daughter of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.
When she married the Duke of York in 1923, she was not yet queen, but her parents decided that a new duchess needed a new tiara.
They gave her this floral piece, purchased from Catchpole and Williams, a London dealer.
The tiara was made in England in the late 19th century and has flowers that can be removed and used as brooches.
Originally, the flowers could also be replaced with five sapphires set in clasps. The Queen Mother wore the tiara only in her younger years, later preferring other, more substantial jewelry. The tiara became the property of Queen Elizabeth, who inherited it from her mother.
It was last seen in public in 1930 when the Queen Mother wore it to a formal portrait session.
For this reissue of the jewel, the Princess of Wales has paired it with Queen Elizabeth II diamond earrings.