This evening the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Diplomatic Reception hosted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace. The annual white-tie soirée is one of the most formal events on the royal calendar. Over 1,000 people from around 130 countries, including members of the British government and past Prime Ministers attend the gathering.
It is a private function and the public usually only gets a glimpse as guests arrive at the palace.
From the little photos were have from the event, we see that Kate donned her 'go-to' tiara - the Queen Mary Lover's Knot tiara. It was once the signature diadem of the late Princess of Wales.
Tonight the Duchess paired the tiara with Princess Diana's Collingwood diamond and pearl drop earrings, and a new diamond collet necklace on loan from Her Majesty.
This was Kate's fourth Diplomatic Reception attendance. Here we see the Duchess arriving at Buckingham Palace in previous years.
I will update the blog post if any new photos or details emerge about Kate's gown this evening. I suspect the dress is a bespoke piece by Jenny Packham because it has a similar wide scoop neckline to the blue one she wore to the Bollywood gala in India last year.
14 Dec 2017
The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service on 14th December at St Paul's Cathedral.
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