Kate Middleton Just Wore a Tiara for the Third Time Ever

Bobby Schuessler

Given Kate Middleton's status, you'd think she'd wear tiaras more often than not. But as Glamour pointed out, the duchess of Cambridge recently wore a tiara for only the third time ever. That's right. She attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace to honor Chinese President Xi Jinping wearing a red Jenny Packham gown and a beautiful tiara. The only other times she's worn a crown were for her wedding (pictured left) and for a state reception in 2013.

‚ÄčAs Glamour highlighted, this specific tiara (which she also wore at the reception) is called the lotus flower or papyrus tiara. The tiara was initially owned by the Queen Mother, and it was worn frequently by Princess Margaret. Beautiful.

Keep scrolling to see Kate's tiara up close!

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