Kate dazzles in Cambridge lover’s knot tiara as she makes her way to the Queen’s state banquet

Kate Middleton looked glamorous in the the Cambridge lovers knot tiara as she attended the Queen’s state banquet this evening at Buckingham Palace.

The Duchess, 37, wore the tiara and sparkly earrings as she joined husband Prince William on her way to the banquet. 

Later on we saw a glimpse of her long while ruffled gown as she joined special guests for the evening President Trump and his wife Melania.

It is also thought that Kate is also wearing the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on a sash, which was gifted to her in April by the Queen. 

The Duchess, who also paired her tiara with the Queen Mother’s sapphire and diamond fringe earrings, will join 150 other guests including the Presidents children Ivanka Trump, Donald Jr and Eric and Lara Trump.

Others have been invited to the state banquet on the basis of their cultural, diplomatic or economic links to the US.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked glamorous in the the Cambridge knot tiara as she left Kensington Palace to attend the State Banquet for the US State Visit at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge looked glamorous in the the Cambridge knot tiara as she left Kensington Palace to attend the State Banquet for the US State Visit at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge looked glamorous in the the Cambridge knot tiara as she left Kensington Palace to attend the State Banquet for the US State Visit at Buckingham Palace

Kate, 37, wore the diamond and sapphire earrings as she joined husband Prince William, later she will join special guests for the evening President Trump and his wife Melania

Kate, 37, wore the diamond and sapphire earrings as she joined husband Prince William, later she will join special guests for the evening President Trump and his wife Melania

Kate, 37, wore the diamond and sapphire earrings as she joined husband Prince William, later she will join special guests for the evening President Trump and his wife Melania

Kate completed her elegant appearance by wearing her hair back in a knot style bun, and paired with classic make-up

Kate completed her elegant appearance by wearing her hair back in a knot style bun, and paired with classic make-up

Kate completed her elegant appearance by wearing her hair back in a knot style bun, and paired with classic make-up

Duchess of Cambridge seen on her way to the US President Donald Trump state visit to London on Monday night

Duchess of Cambridge seen on her way to the US President Donald Trump state visit to London on Monday night

Duchess of Cambridge seen on her way to the US President Donald Trump state visit to London on Monday night

Kate finished the look with the diamond and pearl Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara owned by Princess Diana, which she also wore for a banquet hosted in honour of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands last October and to the Chinese state banquet in 2015. 

Kate completed her elegant appearance by wearing her hair back in a knot style bun, and paired with classic make-up. 

Donald Trump and Melania have enjoyed an afternoon tea with Prince Charles and Camilla on the first day of the US President’s state visit to Britain where he lunched with the Queen after starting a war-of-words with Sadiq Khan as he landed on British soil.

Mr Trump and his wife had a private meeting with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at their London residence where Trump had pledged to tackle the topic of climate change with the heir to the throne.

The Trumps then visited Clarence House after placing a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey as their began their whirlwind three-day state visit coinciding with the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Earlier on today The Queen rolled out the red carpet for the leader of the free world starting with a private lunch at Buckingham Palace followed by a personal tour of its art collection by the monarch herself.

Elegant as always - the Duchess of Cambridge looked excited to be attending the state banquet tonight with her husband Prince William

Elegant as always - the Duchess of Cambridge looked excited to be attending the state banquet tonight with her husband Prince William

Elegant as always – the Duchess of Cambridge looked excited to be attending the state banquet tonight with her husband Prince William 

US President Donald Trump, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, first lady Melania Trump, Prince Charles and Camilla and the Duchess of Cornwall pose ahead of the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace

US President Donald Trump, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, first lady Melania Trump, Prince Charles and Camilla and the Duchess of Cornwall pose ahead of the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace

US President Donald Trump, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, first lady Melania Trump, Prince Charles and Camilla and the Duchess of Cornwall pose ahead of the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace

Over the last 24 hours, Palace attendants have transformed the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace ahead of this US State Visit Banquet

Over the last 24 hours, Palace attendants have transformed the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace ahead of this US State Visit Banquet

Over the last 24 hours, Palace attendants have transformed the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace ahead of this US State Visit Banquet

Others have been invited to the state banquet on the basis of their cultural, diplomatic or economic links to the US

Others have been invited to the state banquet on the basis of their cultural, diplomatic or economic links to the US

Others have been invited to the state banquet on the basis of their cultural, diplomatic or economic links to the US

Marine One is seen outside Buckingham Palace during the state visit of U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to Britain

Marine One is seen outside Buckingham Palace during the state visit of U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to Britain

Marine One is seen outside Buckingham Palace during the state visit of U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to Britain

Earlier on today The Queen rolled out the red carpet for the leader of the free world starting with a private lunch at Buckingham Palace followed by a personal tour of its art collection by the monarch herself

Earlier on today The Queen rolled out the red carpet for the leader of the free world starting with a private lunch at Buckingham Palace followed by a personal tour of its art collection by the monarch herself

Earlier on today The Queen rolled out the red carpet for the leader of the free world starting with a private lunch at Buckingham Palace followed by a personal tour of its art collection by the monarch herself

Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump took tea with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon

Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump took tea with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon

Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump took tea with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall this afternoon 

What is the Royal Victorian Order?

The order was started by Queen Victoria in 1896 so that she could personally reward people who had helped her as a monarch.

During the reign of Edward VIII, in 1936, the order was amended to admit women.

The highest class of the order is to be a Knight or Dame Grand Cross (GCVO), which is what Kate Middleton has now been awarded.

The Royal Victorian Order, one pictured, is a Maltese cross surrounded by a blue ring

The Royal Victorian Order, one pictured, is a Maltese cross surrounded by a blue ring

The Royal Victorian Order, one pictured, is a Maltese cross surrounded by a blue ring

Other classes include Knight or Dame Commander (KCVO or DCVO), Commander (CVO), Lieutenant (LVO), and Member (MVO).

The two highest classes come with admission into knighthood if the awardee is not already a knight or a dame. This means they can be called sir or dame.

Once part of the Order, members are given a badge which is a Maltese cross surrounded by a blue ring and featuring a Tudor crown.

The Queen decides who gets a RVO and they are awarded for services to the monarch. Pictured is Elizabeth II's hairdresser John Carmichael receiving his medal in 2017

The Queen decides who gets a RVO and they are awarded for services to the monarch. Pictured is Elizabeth II's hairdresser John Carmichael receiving his medal in 2017

The Queen decides who gets a RVO and they are awarded for services to the monarch. Pictured is Elizabeth II’s hairdresser John Carmichael receiving his medal in 2017

There are variations on the badge for each grade of the order. For example Knights and Dames Grand Cross wear the badge on a sash passing from the right shoulder to the left hip.

Their badge also has white enamel with gold edging, setting it apart from the other ranks.

Foreigners can also be part of the Royal Victorian Order, however their ribbon will differ from others and have an additional central white stripe.

The Order’s motto is ‘Victoria,’ in reference to the founder and its chapel is the Savoy Chapel in London. 

 

 

 

 

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