Kate Middleton Dazzles in Jenny Packham and Queen Elizabeth II’s Earrings

Since becoming the Princess of Wales, we’ve seen Kate wearing a tiara twice: at King Charles III’s first state banquet back in November and at the Diplomatic Corps reception in December. Now, the royal has been pictured in full princess mode once again, at the state banquet celebrating the wedding of Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan and Princess Rajwa Al Saif in Amman, Jordan.

For the white-tie affair, Kate opted for a dazzling pink Jenny Packham gown (which she also owns in emerald green), continuing the series of all-pink looks she’s sported over the past week, paired with a matching Prada clutch. She also wore the Lover’s Knot Tiara—a piece she has often turned over the years. The tiara was commissioned for Queen Mary in 1913 from royal jeweler Garrard, and was worn previously by both Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II.

Courtesy of the Royal Hashemite Court

At the state banquet, Kate also wore some heirloom jewelry that was new to her: the Greville chandelier earrings, which were worn by the late Queen numerous times throughout her reign. Queen Elizabeth II received them as a wedding gift from her parents—her mother had inherited them from Dame Margaret Helen Greville, a jewelry-loving British socialite, who had purchased the diamond earrings from Cartier in 1918.

Kate was not the only British royal sporting family heirloom at the wedding banquet: Princess Beatrice opted to wear the York tiara, belonging to her mother, Sarah Ferguson, for the event. Commissioned from Garrard, the tiara was a gift from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip ahead of the Duchess of York’s wedding in 1986.

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