At the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, the Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, paid a beautiful tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II. Kate’s choice of earrings had belonged to Princess Diana, who had received them as a gift from the manufacturer Collingwood before her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981. Princess Diana had worn them on several occasions, including during a tour of the US in 1985 and with the Lover’s Knot tiara for a gala dinner at the British Embassy.
Breaking from tradition, the Princess of Wales wore a stunning floral headpiece by Jess Collett X Alexander McQueen that paid tribute to King Charles III’s love of nature and the late Queen Elizabeth II. The headband reflected the event’s invitation, which featured wildflowers and a variety of British blooms in reference to the King’s passion for the environment. This choice of headpiece was also reminiscent of the delicate floral headbands worn by Queen Elizabeth’s bridesmaids at her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.
Fans and commentators alike quickly noticed the subtle nods to Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II in Kate’s attire. Her choice of jewellery and headpiece served as a reminder of the royal family’s enduring legacy and their commitment to tradition. Kate has previously worn other pieces of Princess Diana’s jewellery, including her iconic engagement ring, which Prince William had given to her when he proposed. Kate’s subtle tribute to Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II had been a reminder of the royal family’s enduring legacy and their commitment to tradition.