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It’s Jenny Packham and the Lover’s Knot Tiara for the 2023 Diplomatic Reception – What Kate Wore

The Princess of Wales brought back a Jenny Packham gown for tonight's glittering diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace. A refresher on the event via a 2016 Daily Mail piece. It is also the largest reception held at Buckingham Palace, requiring hours of intricate planning by the Master of the Household and the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, as well as the commandeering of almost every member of waiting staff. More than 1,000 people from around 130 countries, including members of the British government, past Prime Ministers and the Archbishops of Canterbury and York attend the gathering. I don't know if the King has kept the guest list the same, but the event is a highlight of the social season for many. In a news release, Buckingham Palace notes, The Reception, which usually takes place annually, sees The Sovereign invite the Diplomatic Corps to an event in the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. The Reception celebrates the presence in London of one of the largest Diplomatic Corps in the world and will see Their Majesties, The King and Queen, meet representatives of countries accredited to the Court of St. James.  The occasion provided the chance for a photo portrait of the King, Queen, Prince, and Princess. It was shot before the reception by Chris Jackson in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'bq6qma_sReFKq3j7U6ZZyg',sig:'SvbiyXxPw4V0FeYaLrUqJBOkfhxQO1rVqFdFeRMEwCU=',w:'594px',h:'417px',items:'1833488726',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); This is the second time the King has hosted the reception. Below, a photo from last year's reception. The Prince and Princess of Wales. A solo shot of the Princess. Prince William greeting guests.  Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'SBl42ml_TYZ_DKLwYSD90w',sig:'1ycnvZMU6OVjco71dBeLDBLoKHDsKBKrrDkgd43MbW0=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1825454044',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Now, let's take a look at what the Queen wore this evening, beginning with her embroidered evening gown by Fiona Clare, a go-to designer for her. (With apologies, we have very few photos from tonight's event.) You see her Order of the Garter sash and star, and a pair of earrings from her own collection. She also wore the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, described by the Order of Splendor as ...a diamond design of festoons and scrolls set on a bandeau base of round and lozenge-shaped diamonds. This is just the second time she has worn the piece—more from The Court Jeweller's coverage of tonight's festivities.  The diamond tiara, with its elegant fleur-de-lis and festoon designs, was given to Queen Mary as a wedding present in 1893. The gift came from a committee of young women, the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland. (Hence the usual name for the jewel.) Originally the tiara had a row of pear-shaped pearl toppers, but Mary later had those removed and repurposed. Queen Mary gave the tiara to her granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II, as a wedding present in 1947. She wore the tiara for the next seven decades. Here you see the Queen wearing it for the first time at an October banquet.  Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'oJheqf5uQNVmzd3IYlaRNQ',sig:'WCBWatfjI2bzdi-5rmNp7xlOs2-sSUqhdmUSvMnGWoM=',w:'412px',h:'594px',items:'1743522489',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); And the late Queen wearing it at a 2018 state banquet.   Queen Camilla wore a bracelet belonging to the late Queen and a striking piece called a stomacher that belonged to the Queen Mother. More from Bethan Holt's Telegraph column. Camilla also re-introduced a rather unusual piece of royal jewellery to public view at the diplomatic reception. She opted to wear a diamond ‘stomacher’ which belonged to the late Queen Mother on her cream gown by Fiona Clare, one of her most trusted couturiers. This large piece of jewellery, sometimes referred to as a devant de corsage because of the way it decorates the bodice of a dress, once featured heavily in royal women’s jewel rotations, creating opportunities for maximum adornment and status-signalling.  We return to The Court Jeweller for more on this piece. The most exciting aspect of Camilla’s jewelry this time around, however, is the corsage ornament that she pinned to the front of her evening dress. The diamond stomacher looks to me like a late nineteenth-century piece, with its interesting diamond tassel design elements. This piece isn’t one that I can ever recall seeing the late Queen Mother wear, even in portraits from the days when she was Duchess of York. I don’t believe it matches any of the pieces described in the official lists of her wedding gifts from 1923. Could it possibly be part of the Greville Bequest? (It looks so familiar, but I can’t place it!) NOTE: The post originally included a social media post suggesting the Queen’s gown was the same worn by her sister, Annabel Elliot, to the coronation. It turns out that is not the case, so I have deleted that content. Now for our review of what Kate wore this evening. If tonight's outfit looks familiar, that's because it is, including the accessories. The same ensemble was worn this June for the reception celebrating the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa of Jordan. Below, a look at the Jenny Packham Georgia gown, a style from the A/W 2019 runway collection. The style features rose pink sequinned tuille with a row of crystal embellishments accenting the waist and neckline. The Princess also owns the gown in a rich green color. Most recently, it was seen at the Royal Variety Performance in 2021; it was first worn during the 2019 Pakistan tour. Here, you see the Princess wearing the gown on both occasions. Many immediately recognized tonight's tiara, the Lover's Knot. Background on the tiara comes via the Court Jeweller: …the piece is definitely the most famous lover’s knot tiara today, it was originally a copy of another almost-identical sparkler that once belonged to the Cambridge family. The lover’s knot motif was very popular in the nineteenth century; the knots are the pretzel-like elements at the top of the tiara — the part from which the pendant pearls are suspended. Below, a chronological look at the tiaras worn for all eight receptions the Princess has attended. You see the Papyrus/Lotus Flower twice and the Lover's Knot six times. We return to Bethan Holy's Telegraph story. The Princess of Wales wore her favourite tiara, the Cambridge Lover’s knot which dates back to 1914 and was created by Garrard for Queen Mary as a replica of a piece belonging to her aunt, Princess Augusta of Cambridge. The ornate design features a diamond frame with a row of drop pearls. The tiara was used by Queen Elizabeth II before being loaned to Princess Diana who wore it numerous times despite complaining that it gave her a headache. The Princess wore Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Greville diamond chandelier earrings. The earrings were a wedding present for the then-Princess Elizabeth in 1947 and said to be a favorite of the late Queen. In this photo, you see her wearing them in Canada during a July 2010 tour. The Princess wore the sash, badge, and Maltese Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, anchored to her shoulder by her Bentley and Skinner deco-style diamond brooch, and the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II. Here is a better view of the insignia, shown when worn at a 2022 state dinner. More on the Royal Family Order from a previous post. The Order is a gift that was personally bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to female members of the Royal Family. It features an image of the Queen in formal attire and wearing a tiara. The oval is surrounded by diamonds and topped by a red enameled crown. Looking closely at tonight's wearing, you will see that the yellow ribbon holding the Order has been folded under, most likely in anticipation of a new King Charles III royal family order. Rebecca English of the Daily Mail reports that a portrait of King Charles has been chosen for the new Order, but the piece hasn't yet been created.   We saw the return of the salmon/peach Prada clutch, a piece dating back to at least 2011. The satin hard-sided bag has rounded edges, a goldtone clasp, and the Prada logo. Tonight's shoes look like the Gianvito Rossi 'Rania' style ($2695). The pointed-toe pumps are handmade of transparent organza silk with suede trim, and embellished with 4500 crystals. (A few repliKates I found can be seen here.) Here is a look at the ensembles seen at previous diplomatic receptions. From left to right, you see the red Jenny Packham' Elodie' gown worn last year with the Lotus Flower Tiara and the Queen's Diamond Frame earrings. In 2019, we saw the Lover's Knot tiara and Nizam of Hyderabad necklace, as well as a diamond ring and earrings worn with a dramatic black velvet Alexander McQueen gown. For the 2018 reception, a soft, sequinned Jenny Packham design was accessorized with the Lover's Knot tiara and the Collingwood earrings. At the 2016 reception, a Jenny Packham gown was repeated and paired with the Lover's Knot tiara, the Queen's Wedding Gift bracelet, and Diamond Frame earrings. We do not have great shots of two other styles worn by the Princess, including the white gown from 2017 paired with the Lover's Knot tiara, the Queen's shimmering collet/rivière necklace, and the Collingwood earrings. And the lacy blue Alexander McQueen gown believed to have been worn in 2013 and again for the 2015 reception. These images are from an ITV documentary shot at the 2015 event.  I'll leave you with one more view of the Princess. I will see you Friday for the Christmas Carol Concert at Westminster Abbey.

The Princess Wears Alexander McQueen for Evelina Children’s Hospital Visit – What Kate Wore

The Princess of Wales chose a new suit by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen for today's engagement at Evelina London Children's Hospital. You see the Princess above with Gubby Ayida, Evelina London's Women's and Children's Services chief executive. You may remember the Princess has been the hospital's royal patron since 2018. People's Simon Perry shared a brief video of the Princess after she arrived.             View this post on Instagram                         A post shared by Simon Perry (@sperrypeoplemag) The Princess was at the hospital to officially open a Children's Day Surgery Unit. The unit started operations in July, so today's engagement was a ceremonial event—more from this People piece.  The Children’s Day Surgery Unit is housed within the Children’s Day Treatment Centre and treats a variety of conditions such as tonsillitis, removal of adenoids, hand injuries, minor plastic surgery and ophthalmology. One of the first people that Princess Kate spoke to inside the unit was receptionist Alice Green.I was really anxious earlier, but she was really lovely and down to earth, Green tells PEOPLE. I thought it might be formal and strict, but it was so comfortable speaking to her. She was asking about our roles — and said that we are the face of Evelina, the first contact people. She wished us Merry Christmas.”  Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'o8p4efD6QwxP-PU3kAEwAw',sig:'H5JgswDP5XfbmgL8fplzcXTUOFdWl-r20nXrmAmB1yM=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1825444019',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); We learn more about the facility from the Evening Standard's piece.  Evelina London cares for around 104,000 children and young people each year across its dedicated children’s services, in hospital and in the community. The new facility aims to transform care for those who need surgery, by providing everything in one place, enabling Evelina to treat an extra 2,300 children a year in addition to 11,000 already receiving surgery. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'VihaoABgSGBCHWg0jj_7Hg',sig:'pGcQg2OleRR5U7H4ZY2BS8U8CRWTJYwVDoEAKkSRHh0=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1825444155',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The Princess saw the new operating theaters and heard how families benefit from a one-day service, with pre-surgery checks, the operation and recovery all taking place in one purpose-built unit, per the Standard's story.  Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'LW9_e4-xTdlUF_Map4LJCg',sig:'CSvq-sQDUG7dwEO76dbuqoBg3KiGrSoeuGJxY754Prw=',w:'435px',h:'594px',items:'1825442729',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The Princess also met a four-year-old who had surgery this morning and the little girl's mother. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'CA3PPH-XSdp8CXr65MosLg',sig:'ytsQghOuauKBw8zg_TBMNV5hmfCyRRcSjINZ2Ev5wu8=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1825444055',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The Daily Mail offers more.  In the recovery area she met four-and-a-half-year-old Saya Stephenson, who was resting in bed after an operation that morning to remove excess skin for her ears. The Princess hugged her mother, Miwa Stephenson, who said she had been anxious about the surgery despite it being a relatively minor procedure. Kate replied: ‘It’s always a worry though for a parent. We have to keep our cool. It’s so hard.’ Below, the Princess and Ms. Stephenson.  Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'gU4r923VR-1dqBLx2Vwegw',sig:'Ie3VVqeRPV6CsT7rR2_omBhyc9Kk8yljMe-AKXURxBw=',w:'594px',h:'410px',items:'1825442643',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); During the visit, the Princess connected with nine-year-old Tony Hudgell, a young man she had met before. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'GOz4w1sFQpR4m10E76zqqw',sig:'iv7YmXKpFeVb8HDWNreFKyNt5I6tLpz-5aHpyUDGUuk=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1825444130',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); We return to the Daily Mail article.  Kate also reunited with Tony Hudgell, nine, a young boy who lost his legs after being abused by his birth parents. He raised more than £1.6 million by walking 10km on his prosthetic legs in aid of the Evelina London Children's Hospital which cared for him. The young amputee previously charmed Kate  and Prince William at her festive carol concert in 2021. It was reported at the time that the royal couple 'spent ages' chatting with Tony, and his adopted mother.  Here you see the Prince and Princess with Tony at the 2021 carol concert. The Princess with another young patient.  Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'r-tYpbzGSvJxyqd5SFrEaA',sig:'ZkKKZX9nP9S4EQGqDD8J85ssHoZfo3BWJiSx0T8ZTg8=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1825443850',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Back to the Daily Mail's story.  During today's outing, Kate also met Ella Moth, nine, who won a competition to design the artwork for the new unit at the Evelina Children’s Hospital. Ella’s space-themed drawings were inspired by the death of her father, Piers, who was treated for brain cancer at Guy’s hospital before he died in 2021. She says he has now ‘gone to the stars’. In this video from The Mirror's Russell Myers, you see the Princess with Ella and another young patient, Chloe.  Kate meets 9 year old Ella who designed the artwork on the wall and Chloe, 10, the unit's first patient pic.twitter.com/BUVMjrXTbj — Russell Myers (@rjmyers) December 5, 2023 Ella and Chloe also helped the Princess with the official ribbon-cutting. The Princess of Wales officially opens the Children's Day Surgery Unit at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London. Full story 👆 pic.twitter.com/qvLrbgk1Z7 — Russell Myers (@rjmyers) December 5, 2023 Before leaving, 11-year-old Burac Abrahams, the unit's second patient, gave the Princess a lovely bouquet. We return to the People coverage. The first portion quotes the young man.  “She was being nice and saying thank you for these flowers. She is a good person,” he says. His mother, Gamze Oksuzoglu, tells PEOPLE, “It’s fantastic she is here. It sheds a light on all the sick children that they have at the hospital and, hopefully, do good. She was so engaged with the children upstairs, sat down and asked their names, smiled. Kensington Palace posted a brief video about the visit.  Thank you to all the brilliant staff for your commitment to looking after the children in your care. pic.twitter.com/6Cto3g1HBD — The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) December 5, 2023 Now for our look at what Kate wore for today's engagement. Today's ensemble had the answer for those of us curious about the Princess debuting new looks by Sarah Burton after the designer's departure from Alexander McQueen this fall. The Princess was in a new trouser suit by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, likely acquired before Ms. Burton left the label. The blazer is the Peak Shoulder Leaf Crepe Jacket ($2590) in what I think is the 'electric navy' color. The single-breasted style is made in a blend of 52% viscose and 48% acetate, with peak lapels, sharply angled front flap pockets, and a double back vent. Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus offer the blazer in color called 'denim blue,' but it looks like it could be the same as the electric navy at McQueen. The Princess also wore the brand's Leaf Crepe Cigarette Trousers in matching fabric, featuring side pockets, a front zipper, and a jetted back pocket. (I've not found these available online in this colorway.)  If my count is correct, today's ensemble would put the McQueen trouser suit collection at six. It is a key component of her working wardrobe, essentially a part of her uniform. From left to right, you see the blue from today, the black tuxedo jacket and trousers worn at a January 2023 Early Years advisory board meeting, the purple shown here when arriving in Boston in November 2022, the navy seen during a September 2022 Windsor Castle audience with crew members from HMS Glasgow, the pink worn for a June 2022 Early Years meeting, and the white, seen here at Windrush Day engagements in June 2022. Sarah Burton was honored at last night's British Fashion Council Fashion Awards. Below, the designer at last night's gala with British Vogue editor Edward Enninful.  Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'oRQaIyaeQoJPuZEe1QmReQ',sig:'eGmZAPNlF_s_CsVwHxuluSGJAV9IHJyjrhIKS037Ej4=',w:'396px',h:'594px',items:'1822739454',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); More from Vogue's coverage of the event.  One of the most powerful moments came when British Vogue’s departing editor-in-chief Edward Enninful presented a special achievement award to the former creative director of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton: a leading light of British fashion over the past decade (and, as Enninful’s speech made clear, even further back). Describing the East End as a “playground” on his nights knocking about with McQueen in the early ’90s, Enninful recalled the legendary designer telling him about a new girl he’d just hired, whose talents he was immediately excited by. “This excitement was well founded, as it transpired that this young woman was the incomparable Sarah Burton,” said Enninful. “Not just one of the great British designers, but one of the greatest designers on the planet. You have given us a lifetime of beautiful designs, but you’ve also given us a legacy for Lee that—through the pain—we didn’t know was possible at that time.” Burton’s own speech was self-effacing, in her typical style. “I’m definitely not worthy of all that, Edward,” she said, as the room erupted into cheers. Returning to today's outfit, it looked like the Princess brought back her 'Katherine' Cloud Cashmere sweater by Jigsaw, first seen during the 2016 Canada tour; the ribbing at the neckline and cuffs look the same. The piece is 100% cashmere, semi-sheer, and long ago sold out, but Jigsaw still offers pieces in its Cloud Cashmere line. Thank you to the Canadian Duchess on Instagram for the ID suggestion and Parky's Princess for sharing it. We saw the return of the navy suede Ginavito 105 pumps ($795), and the UFO navy blue belt.  The Princess wore her hair down. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'x3q7el08TLluaiMPocDs6g',sig:'rre_0yF38_2ytQwV6kfQHAdG9HBW5J7c50_F1lYtbvI=',w:'552px',h:'594px',items:'1833139544',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); She had on the sapphire and diamond pendant and earrings she has previously worn. (I added some repliKates to the RepliKate Jewelry page.) We'll see you tonight for the annual diplomatic reception with its white-tie dress code, which means evening gowns and tiaras.  VIDEOS:  The Royal Family Channel has almost three minutes of coverage in this video.