The Duchess of Cambridge was pictured wearing the Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot tiara, favoured by Prince William’s mother Princess Diana, as she arrived at the annual White-Tie Palace Party on Tuesday (5 Dec 2017) night.
Kate dazzled for the occasion, which Queen Elizabeth hosts for diplomats at Buckingham Palace.
The pregnant princess is expecting her third child with the future king, and glowed with health and was dripping with diamonds.
Kate, 35, swept her hair back to the nape of her neck, and opted for a light blush and smokey eyes, teamed with dusty pink lips for the royal event.
This is Kate’s fourth time at the party, which hosts diplomats from more than 170 missions in the U.K.
Kate first attended the reception in 2013, where she wore the famous Lotus Flower tiara, which is over a century old.
The tiara was originally commissioned from famous court jewelers Garrard by Queen Mary sometime in 1913 or 1914.
But it is a replica of a 200-year-old Gothic Revival tiara owned by Mary’s grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse, the Duchess of Cambridge.
The original Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara was sold at auction at Christie’s in Geneva in May 1981, for more than £555,693 in today’s pounds, to an anonymous buyer.
And, it is presumed to be in an unknown private collection.