All eyes were on the Duchess of Cambridge as she made a glamorous arrival at the Queen’s annual Diplomatic Corps Reception on Wednesday night. But it was especially her dazzling jewels that captured the attention of royal watchers. Kate Middleton debuted a new diamond ring on her right hand. It’s the first time she’s worn this ring ever.
It is not known whether the ring is part of an existing royal jewels collection, or if it is a new addition to her wardrobe.
However, she tends to only wear three bands stacked on her left hand; her engagement ring, her wedding ring and an eternity ring. So this must be extra special.
Last night, the mother-of-three looked incredibly elegant in a navy Alexander McQueen evening gown. She layered a blue sash, symbolizing her Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order honor from the Queen alongside her yellow brooch that signifies the Royal Family Order.
She opted again for the Lover’s Knot tiara. The diamond and pearl tiara once belonged to her mother-in-law Diana, who famously teamed the heirloom with a white sequined dress and high-collared jacket by Catherine Walker.
The Duchess last wore a tiara in June during the Queen’s state banquet for President Donald Trump. She also wore the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara then, although because the event was private, no photo of Kate’s full-length dress came out.
The Queen’s annual Diplomatic Corps Reception is one of the biggest events of the year – and the most formal. It has a white tie dress code, meaning men wear tailcoats and women floor-length gowns. Other guests at the Queen’s evening reception included the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The annual event is held every December for members of the Diplomatic Corps to enjoy an evening at the palace.