It’s that time of year again! The time where we get car photos of royals in tiaras arriving to the annual diplomatic reception. Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall both brought the bling to their car shots, while Prince William and Prince Charles were… there.
Kate wore the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara (really Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara, but whatevs) and Diana’s Collingwood Pearl and Diamond Earrings. The necklace is another loan from the Queen: one of the Diamond Collet Necklaces. Which one is anyone’s guess since they all look the same and there has been no palace confirmation.
Kate wore a white scoop-neck gown with beading. No idea about the designer, but Jenny Packham or Alexander McQueen are good guesses based on her previous choices in evening wear.
Due to the lack of good photos, no idea if Kate is wearing the Royal Family Order or not. We’ll have to wait until her next State Banquet to see if she’s received it.
I think Kate looks pretty in this necklace, and I’d like to see this gown in full view. She really does need a new updo, though; this one is so boring.
I know that many people dislike Camilla for various reasons, but I like Camilla because Camilla knows what’s up. Camilla knows we want nice photos of the tiara, so she turns her head toward the camera even in the car so that photographers can get a good shot of her tiara. I appreciate that.
Camilla wore her standard stuff: the Greville Honeycomb Tiara; her pear drop diamond earrings; four strand pearl choker with a large diamond clasp; a repeated white gown; and the Royal Victorian Order. Her Royal Family Order is hidden by the cape.