The Duchess of Cambridge Shines in a Stunning Tiara at the Diplomatic Reception

Is there anything the Duchess of Cambridge can wear that doesn’t look flawlessly regal? Kate Middleton never fails to look beautifully elegant, even on her most casual of days, and her recent wardrobe choice for her outing at last night’s Diplomatic Reception was no different.

Arriving in a diamond-studded tiara lent to her by the Queen, the Duchess showed up to Buckingham Palace in style (of course!) in a chauffeur-driven Bentley, wearing a lace Alexander McQueen evening gown.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are seen leaving Kensington Palace for the Diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace

The Lotus Flower Tiara was later confirmed by Kensington Palace to have belonged to Princess Margaret, and was on loan to the Duchess for the evening by the Queen Mother.

The tiara was adorned with delicate arrangements of diamonds and pearls, and was absolutely stunning paired with a set of long, dangling diamond earrings to match.

Lotus Flower Tiara

The accessories polished off Kate’s classy, chic look, giving her Alexander McQueen gown just the right finishing touch.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are seen leaving Kensington Palace for the Diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace

Worn by the Queen Mother herself in 1927, the Lotus Flower Tiara was eventually handed down to Princess Margaret, who later wore the lavish piece to a state dinner.

Duchess of York, wearing the Lotus Flower Tiara in 1927

Last night was believed to be the first time since the Royal wedding in 2011 that the Duchess of Cambridge has donned a tiara.

The Duke of Cambridge was by her side, looking just as refined as his royal partner, but Kate stole the show the minute she arrived on the scene. All eyes were on her ensemble as she took the honor of wearing the much talked about, time-cherished accessory.

Kate turns heads wherever she goes, tiara or no tiara. Her next royal outing is bound to be exciting for us onlookers, but until then, we can continue gushing over that tiara and its rich, timeless history.



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Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of THE PRESERVATION SERIES, LOVE AND RELATIVITY, and the upcoming New Adult sci-fi series, THE KEEPERS TRILOGY. When she's not writing, she's busy going to concerts, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. She's an avid Brandi Carlile fan and loves all things Tim Burton. Visit her at and, and come chat with her on Twitter @RachaelWade.

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