Kate Middleton has an excellent taste in tiaras.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 36, attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening in a blue Alexander McQueen dress with a very special headdress: the Lover's Knot headband.
And it seems that the Duchess loves the precious piece as much as Diana did: this is the fourth time that the real mother of three children has gone out to the tiara of the Knot of the Lover.
The piece, which presents pearls in the shape of a tear, was the favorite of Princess Diana, and the royal deceased borrowed it from Queen Elizabeth II on several special occasions. Prince William's mother donned the tiara for the last time in 1991, but it was not reused until Middleton chose her for the Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace in 2015.
Middleton combined the bright accessory with the beloved Pearl Earrings of Princess Diana, which Prince Charles gave her as a wedding gift, and finished the sentimental look with a diamond and pearl necklace that once belonged to Queen Alexandra.
Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge's sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, attended her first state dinner in Fiji, dressed in blue. But while the occasion marked the first time that the Duchess of Sussex was eligible to wear a tiara (a right reserved for the married royal family attending a state banquet), she chose to skip the crown.
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.