Kate Middleton pays tribute to Lady Di at her first gala dinner as Princess of Wales

Kate Middleton pays homage to Lady Di at her first gala dinner
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Kate Middleton pays homage to Lady Di at her first gala dinner

London received the visit of Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa. In this state visit, King Charles III acted for the first time as host, accompanied by his wife, Camilla Parker, as well as his son William and Kate Middleton, who undoubtedly stole the limelight on the day of the reception.

Kate Middleton pays homage to Lady Di at her first gala dinner
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Kate Middleton pays homage to Lady Di at her first gala dinner

In the evening, the first gala dinner at Buckingham Palace with Charles III as king took place, and the event will be remembered throughout history for many different reasons, but Kate Middelton is undoubtedly the first of them. The newly appointed Princess of Wales wore a spectacular, sparkling Jenny Packham gown that promises to stand as one of her most iconic moments in fashion history. Not only for the dress itself, whose design is stunning, but also for all the accessories that go with it.

Kate Middleton pays tribute to Lady Di at her first gala dinner
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Kate Middleton pays tribute to Lady Di at her first gala dinner

The Jenny Packham dress shows a pattern that symbolizes a cape in off-white with rhinestone applications on the shoulders. This iconic design, valued at € 5,000, has combined it with the Lover’s Knos tiara, the one that Diana wore many times. She also accompanied it with the earrings baptized as Horseshoe and Laurel that also loved the mother of Prince William.

Kate Middleton pays homage to Lady Di at her first gala dinner
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Kate Middleton pays homage to Lady Di at her first gala dinner

There are many, many photographs showing Lady Di wearing the Lover’s Knos tiara. Curiously, or not, many of these photographs show Diana Spencer dressed in white next to the tiara. At the time Diana separated from Charles of England, she had to return the tiara to Queen Elizabeth II as the jewel was a gift to the Princess of Wales, not Diana Spencer. Since then the spectacular tiara returned to Elizabeth II’s collection, until Kate Middleton rescued it in 2015 for a diplomatic meeting. Since then, as for Lady Di, the tiara has been a classic at Kate Middleton’s gala events.

Kate Middleton pays homage to Lady Di at her first gala dinner
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Kate Middleton pays homage to Lady Di at her first gala dinner

But it has not been only Lady Di to whom the current Princess of Wales has wanted to pay tribute, Elizabeth II has also been present thanks to her. She has done it through a triple pearl bracelet that was part of the royal jewelry box of the recently deceased monarch. This shows that Kate Middleton’s styling decisions do not leave anything to chance, but that each decision is previously taken with some motivation.

Kate Middleton pays homage to Lady Di at her first gala dinner
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Kate Middleton pays homage to Lady Di at her first gala dinner

Regarding the spectacular dress, Kate Middleton has entered it as if she were, for the second time, in her own wedding. And is that the dress is part of the 2023 White Edit wedding dress collection. It is a crepe dress with mermaid cut, tail and floor-length mandarins open at the height of the biceps. Seen from the front, it highlights the shiny accessories in the form of a cape that covers the shoulders to the chest. In the original design, the back shows a V-shaped neckline that the Princess of Wales has preferred to keep closed to make it more classic.