The Prince and Princess of Wales greeted the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, on behalf of The King, at Corinthia Hotel in London on Tuesday morning.
President Ramaphosa is on a 3-day State Visit to the United Kingdom, the first of King Charles III's reign.
Following the greeting, the royal couple traveled with the President to Horse Guards Parade for the Ceremonial Welcome where he was formally received by King Charles and Queen Camilla.
Afterwards, President Ramaphosa joined The King and The Queen Consort, and the Prince and Princess of Wales for a carriage procession along The Mall to Buckingham Palace for a private lunch.
Kate wore a berry ensemble consisting of a pleated coatdress with a surplice bodice and peaked lapels. It's reportedly a bespoke piece by Emilia Wickstead.
She wore a coordinating pillbox hat with a bow on the back by Sean Barrett. You may recall the princess has this same style in sapphire blue.
The princess complemented the look with her Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch in Cranberry Suede, and on her feet where the Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' suede pumps in Royale Burgundy.
Kate wore Princess Diana's Collingwood Pearl Earrings, and for the first time, the Prince of Wales Feathers Brooch with emerald pendant.
This royal heirloom was a wedding gift from the 'Ladies of North Wales' to Princess Alexandra of Denmark when she married the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, in 1863. It was passed down and The Queen Mother then gave this brooch to Diana when she got engaged to Prince Charles in 1981. Marianna's blog has the full history of the brooch.
Later this evening, The Prince and Princess of Wales will attend the State Banquet for the President of South Africa at Buckingham Palace.
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