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Dazzling in diamonds! Duchess Kate’s sweet nod to Princess Diana at Trump state banquet

Dazzling in diamonds! Duchess Kate’s sweet nod to Princess Diana at Trump state banquet

The Duchess of Cambridge put on a dazzling display as she attended the Queen’s state banquet at Buckingham Palace.

The royal opted for her favourite lover’s knot tiara which she paired with sparkly earrings and a white, ruffled Alexander McQueen gown.

The mother-of-three arrived at the event with her husband Prince William as they prepared to meet President Trump and his wife Melania.

Kate was seen conversing with the United States Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin as they walked through the East Gallery.

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William was only a few metres ahead, engaged in conversation with Prime Minister Theresa May.

The Duchess, who was gifted the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in April by the Queen, was seen wearing the honour on her extravagant gown.

The state banquet included 150 other guests including the President’s children Ivanka Trump, Donald Jr and Eric and Lara Trump.

Other attendees were invited due to their cultural, diplomatic or economic ties with the United States.

The 37-year-old’s tiara is nothing out of the ordinary, as it was formerly owned by her late mother-in-law Princess Diana.

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Looking like the epitome of British royalty, Kate chose to go with her favourite designer Alexander McQueen for the occasion, and it proved to be a good choice.

The sweetheart neckline and slightly off-the-shoulder finish complimented her look perfectly.

The royal finished off her look by pinning her hair back in a graceful updo and a fresh face of makeup.