Kate Middleton sparkled in diamonds as she and Prince William stepped out for the annual winter party at the palace Tuesday. The royal couple, who are expecting their third child in April, left children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at home to attend Queen Elizabeth’s reception for diplomats at Buckingham Palace. It is one of the largest parties the queen hosts each year. Get push notifications with news, features and more. + Follow Following You’ll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Kate was pictured being driven into the palace wearing the Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot tiara (often also called the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara), which was a favorite of Princess Diana. Her classic updo showed off diamond and pearl drop earrings and a diamond necklace. Kate also wore the stunning headpiece to last year’s reception. Image zoom Mark Cuthbert/UK Press/Getty Image zoom Andrew Parsons/i-Images/Polaris A little more than century old, the tiara was originally commissioned from famous court jewelers Garrard by Queen Mary sometime in 1913 or 1914. It’s actually a replica of a 200-year-old Gothic Revival tiara owned by Mary’s grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse, the Duchess of Cambridge. (Hence the alternate name of… Read full this story
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