Princess Kate is set to dazzle in a tiara as King Charles III announced that he will be hosting his first state visit as monarch next month.
King Charles III will welcome South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the U.K. from Nov. 22-24.
Buckingham Palace announced that the three-day trip will take place in a short statement today and said further details of the itinerary will be made clear nearer the time. “The President of the Republic of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa, accompanied by Dr Tshepo Motsepe, has accepted an invitation from His Majesty The King to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from Tuesday 22nd November to Thursday 24th November 2022. The King and The Queen Consort will host the State Visit at Buckingham Palace,” the statement said.
The King has visited South Africa on a number of occasions since his first tour of the country, which included Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, in 1997.
Although the itinerary for the state visit has not been released, it is likely that King Charles and Camilla will be accompanied by other working members of the Royal family such as Prince William and Kate at the glittering state banquet.
The state visit will mark the first time Kate has donned a tiara since becoming the Princess of Wales. Kate, 40, attended her first state banquet in 2015, helping the late Queen Elizabeth host the Chinese President of China, Xi Jinping, and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan.
Speaking of Kate and tiaras, the Princess attended her first state banquet in 2015 when Queen Elizabeth II hosted the President of China, Xi Jinping, and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan.
She donned a sparkling floor-length custom Jenny Packham gown that featured cap-sleeves and accentuated her slim waist with a satin belt completing her look with the beautiful Lotus Flower Tiara that was borrowed straight from the late Queen’s collection.