Kate Middleton was every bit personification of elegance at the inaugural Buckingham Palace state banquet. The red attire she wore for the occasion was very flattering. She also embellished her tresses with a classic tiara.
The 33-year-old Duchess of Cambridge left everyone in a spell at the special night with her stunning beauty. She had donned herself in red Jenny Packham gown, which had capped sleeves hinged to it. The belted waist of the attire accentuated her thin figure overwhelmingly too. Her accessories mainly comprised of diamond drop earrings and diamond tiara, which made her look real divine. She did her hair in a classic updo, which suited her face and went well with the dress. See the picture here.
The tiara worn by Middleton has its own unique history. Called Lotus Flower, it dates back to 1920s and was the possession of Queen Elizabeth’s mother.
“It is a very pretty, lightweight tiara,” author of The Queen’s Jewels, Leslie Field told People Magazine.
The key bigwigs to attend the event in Buckingham Palace were the guest of honor Chinese President Xi Jinping, his wife Madame Pang Liyuan, Prince Philip, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth as stated in another article from People Magazine.
Middleton is known to be quite decisive of her attires. According to Elizabeth Emanuel as told to Style News, “Red is very important as a statement in itself as it matches the color of the Chinese flag and it means good fortune.” She said about the dress, “It’s elegant and graceful, which shows off her figure as well.”
During the dinner, Mr. Xi sat to Middleton’s left and Excellency Wang Huning to her right. Prince William ensconced two places away from her.
The ballroom was decorated in royal style for the attendees 130 in number. Clematis, which are known to have originated in China, were used for floral arrangements. The guest list also comprised of Sophie, Countess of Wessex and her husband, Prince Edward, and Earl of Wessex. Queen also gave a welcoming speech at the event.
But it is Kate Middleton who turned heads with her sheer beauty and with the grace she carried her red dress.
Photo Source: Kate Middleton/Instagram