December 7, 2022

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Kate, Princess of Wales and Princess Diana wore related appears to be like – however one had extra sparkle

Kate, Princess of Wales joined different working members of the Royal Household at a State Banquet this week in honour of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s go to to the UK. For the primary time because the Covid pandemic started, Kate, Queen Camilla and Sophie, Countess of Wessex publicly wore tiaras for the high-profile outing.

Kate donned a placing white ballgown for the event, and there have been a number of similarities between her Jenny Packham gown and one famously worn by Princess Diana.

Throughout a go to to Hong Kong in 1989, Diana donned what has been dubbed the ‘Elvis gown’ for an engagement.

The enduring white robe was custom-made by Catherine Walker for the Princess and featured an identical white bolero jacket.

A number of comparisons might be drawn between Diana’s outfit and the ensemble worn by her daughter-in-law at this week’s State Banquet.

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“After Queen Mary’s demise in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II sported the tiara a number of instances within the early years of her reign, later gifting it to Princess Diana as a marriage present.

“Whereas Diana opted to put on the Spencer Tiara on her marriage ceremony day, the Lover’s Knot did grow to be considered one of her favourites, till she returned it upon her divorce from Prince Charles.

“The tiara wouldn’t be seen once more in public till 2015, when it was adopted by Princess Catherine.”

The Lover’s Knot Tiara is likely one of the best-known tiaras within the royal assortment, and as such, it’s possible price a staggering sum.

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Mr Hinds added: “No official valuation has been confirmed for the Lover’s Knot Tiara, although numerous estimates have positioned the merchandise at a worth exceeding £1million.”

Nonetheless married to Prince Charles on the time, photos of Diana’s outfit in 1989 confirmed her carrying her iconic sapphire engagement ring.

The 12-carat sparkler now belongs to Kate, and he or she isn’t pictured with out.