The Princess of Wales wore the popular lotus flower tiara for tonight’s diplomatic reception. Below, the prince and princess on their way to the reception. (How funny is the expression on the woman’s face in the window?)
Below, Camilla, Queen Consort.
This is the first time that King Charles and the Queen Consort have hosted the event. About 2000 members of the diplomatic corps were received at Buckingham Palace.
Prince and Princess.
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The ceremony at the palace was the first diplomatic corps reception of the monarch’s reign, and the monarch, his consort Camilla, eldest son and heir to the throne William and daughter-in-law Kate, a future queen, welcomed foreign ambassadors to the Grand. Ceremony in the State Room of the Royal Residence.
The late Queen was due to host a white-tie event at Windsor Castle in March this year, but it was postponed due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
It is usually held every December, but there were no receptions in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. The reception traditionally includes a buffet dinner and dancing.
The most recent diplomatic corps reception was hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in December 2019.
Now to see what the two royal ladies wore to the reception, starting with Camilla, the Queen Consort.
She wore a gown by Anna Valentine, according to hello newspaper story She accessorized with stunning sapphire and diamond jewelry: a George VI sapphire necklace, a coordinating tiara and earrings. Court Jewellers Note, “The Queen received the sapphire from her father as a wedding gift in 1947, hence the natural name of the set.” More about Tiara from Royal Order of Splendor.
The tiara is traced back to Princess Louise of Belgium (1858–1924), daughter of King Leopold II and wife of Prince Ferdinand Philippe of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. When you look at the current tiara, you can really detect a bit of subtlety – the transformed look of a necklace designed specifically to be a tiara.
A closer look below.
Now moving on to the Princess of Wales, who opted for a Jenny Packham design for tonight’s event.
The ‘Elodie gown is from the designer’s Pre-Fall 2019 collection and features a floral motif, round neckline, semi-sheer bodice and extended keyhole back. thank you very much UFOs are no more This piece is for their ID.
A closer look at the gown reveals the zippers at the wrists and the intricate beading and sequin work that adorns the dress.
As mentioned above, tonight, the princess chose the Lotus Flower Tiara, also known as the Queen Mother’s Papyrus Tiara.
For the third time the princess wears the tiara. We first saw her wearing it at a 2013 diplomatic reception. We had better photos about two years later when it was worn for a state dinner in China.
Consider the whole matter in detail.
More about the piece from Court Jewellers:
The first royal wearer of this tiara, which takes its name from the lotus flower (or papyrus leaf) material that dominates the piece, was the Queen Mother. She took a page from her mother-in-law’s book when creating the sparkler: it was made from a necklace she received as a wedding gift in 1923. The necklace, which was made of diamonds and pearls and featured meander and festoon designs, was given to her by her husband, the future George VI, who bought it from Garrard.
Still, Elizabeth decided she’d rather break it up and use the gems elsewhere. Just six months after he received it, Garrard dismantled the necklace and used diamonds and pearls to create this tiara.
Here you see Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II wearing this piece during her 1960 visit to India.
Queen Mother wearing a piece below. The Royal Order of Splendor wrote, “The then Duchess of York wore it on her forehead in the fashionable bandeau style, but it is also equipped to be worn in the traditional style on the crown of the head.”
Court Jewellers According to the report, “Margaret received the tiara from her mother in 1959, just before she married Anthony Armstrong-Jones. With Baltimore, it became one of her most frequently worn tiaras.” Below, Princess Margaret wearing the piece.
The princess wore Queen Elizabeth’s diamond frame earrings, the Art Deco Bentley and Skinner brooch first seen at this year’s Remembrance Sunday service, and Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Family Order, personally awarded by the Queen to female members of the Royal Family.
Below, the late Queen wore the earrings to the State Opening of Parliament in 2012, and the Duchess wore them to a Place2Be engagement in 2016.
The Princess also wore the sash, badge and Maltese Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, awarded to her by the late Queen. (These are shown below as worn on other occasions.)
Below, a look at more recent diplomatic reception ensembles worn by the Princess of Wales. The 2016 and 2018 gowns are by Jenny Packham, while the 2019 style is an Alexander McQueen design.