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Kate Middleton pays tribute to Princess Diana as she stuns at the state banquet

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The Princess of Wales made a touching tribute to Princess Diana tonight as she attended the South African State Banquet.

Kate, 40, was seen wearing the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara, previously belonging to her mother-in-law.

This was paired with the Elspeth Cape Sleeve Gown by British designer Jenny Packham – one of the royal’s favorite designers.

She was also spotted wearing pearl-drop earrings, a blue sash and a broach, adorned with a picture of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

She smiled as she joined Prince William, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla for the event held at Buckingham Palace.

It’s the first event of its kind in three years, following the Coronavirus pandemic, and held in honor of the visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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The tiara was made by the Royal jeweler Garrard in 1914 for Queen Mary. It was a replica of an earlier tiara, worn by her grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse.

It was then passed to Queen Elizabeth II, who gifted the piece to Princess Diana ahead of her wedding to Charles.

While she opted to wear the Spencer tiara on the day, the Lover’s Knot became one of Diana’s favorite pieces.

Kate has worn it at least nine times, first in 2018 to a state banquet.

Fans were pleased the princess chose to wear this tiara. One took to Instagram to write: “My favorite tiara. Love to see it again.”

Another said: “My god what a beautiful look. The Princess of Wales is absolutely wonderful, what a fantastic look.”

Although some were disappointed there wasn’t a new piece on show.

Someone else wrote: “These events are so rare, kinda disappointed she’s not wearing a new tiara.”

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