Kate Middleton and Queen Camilla prepare to present their respective tiaras for the first time in three years. The royal family will wear the dazzling tiaras during King Charles’ first state visit as head of the country.
The event will be attended by the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, and his wife, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, who are due to travel to the UK.
State banquets are a highlight of the calendar for any royal watcher as they are one of the few occasions when royal women wear tiaras.
According to reports, the Princess of Wales is known to wear a beaded Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara.
The tiara was also a favorite of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
Kate shone in the Cartier Halo tiara on her wedding day to Prince William in 2011 and sparkled in the Lotus Flower tiara on two previous diplomatic evenings.
Kate recently attended the Cambridge Lover’s Knot for the Diplomatic Corps reception in December 2019, an annual event for 1,000 guests including ambassadors, high commissioners and government officials.
On the other hand, Queen Camilla, 75, follows a different taste when it comes to tiaras.
The Queen Consort has shone in the Greville Tiara at least eight times since she married King Charles, defined by its distinctive honeycomb design.
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A royal source has confirmed the visit was in the diary before Queen Elizabeth died “peacefully” on September 8.
His will be poignant, however, as it is the first Charles has welcomed as a sovereign.
President Ramaphosa will arrive privately in the UK on Monday November 21, beginning the first state visit to South Africa since President Jacob Zuma in 2010.
He will be officially welcomed the next day when the Prince and Princess of Wales greet him on behalf of the King at the five-star Corinthia Hotel, London, which has hosted everyone from Beyoncé to former President Bill Clinton.
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