Kate Pays Tribute To The Queen Mother And Late Diana At The Trump State Banquet

On Monday evening, Donald Trump and wife Melania ended the first day of their UK visit with a state banquet at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen.

While the Duchess of Sussex was absent, Prince William and Kate attended the event.

Kate Pays Tribute To The Queen Mother And Late Diana At The Trump State Banquet

Kate looked glamorous in a white ruffled Alexander McQueen gown and a blue, red and white sash of the Royal Victorian Order on her shoulder over it. It is the first time she has worn the new honor, which was gifted to her by the Queen for her eighth wedding anniversary in April.

The Duchess also donned the Lover’s Knot tiara, which is owned by Queen Elizabeth and was a favorite of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

To match her gown, Kate opted for sapphire and diamond fringe earrings loaned from the Queen Mother’s collection, for the state banquet.

The Queen Mother was seen wearing these pair of earrings in 1986 at the play Rookery Nook by Ben Travers.

This is not the first time Kate has worn these earrings. She was noticed wearing them while attending the 100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala Dinner at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on October 27th 2015.

Kate Pays Tribute To The Queen Mother And Late Diana At The Trump State Banquet

The Duchess of Cambridge strolled into the banquet alongsie US Secretary of the Treasure, Steven Mnuchin. Her husband, Prince William, was just meters ahead of them, walking alongside Prime minister Theresa May.

Other royals at the lavish event included the Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Prince Andrew and Princess Anne. 

Earlier today, the Queen hosted a private lunch for the President and First Lady. Afterwards, Trump and his wife Melania joined Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall for tea at their nearby residence, Clarence House.

Kate Pays Tribute To The Queen Mother And Late Diana At The Trump State Banquet

This won’t be the last time we see Duchess Catherine this week. She is also set to attend Trooping the Colour on Saturday. Trooping the Colour is held on the Queen’s official birthday and has been a tradition of British infantry regiments since the 17th century.

Prince William will be there too. And we hope we’ll see Louis this year with his brother George and sister Charlotte.

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