Kate Middleton Wore Princess Diana's Tiara With a Fanciful White-Tie Gown

We don't blame you if you've been preoccupied with Priyanka Chopra's fairytale wedding photos today, but she's not the only one going all-out with beautiful, princess-worthy gowns this week. Over in London, all eyes were on Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace during one of the most formal events of the year: a reception for the diplomatic corps.

For the white-tie occasion (that calls for even fancier looks than black-tie), the Duchess of Cambridge wore Princess Diana's iconic Lover's Knot tiara with a frothy bespoke Jenny Packham gown worthy of Cinderella. Middleton has only worn a tiara a handful of times, so the fashion moment was certainly special. Scroll down to see how Lady Di herself wore the tiara in the '80s and to revisit every time Middleton has worn a tiara to royal events.


(Image credit: Getty Images)

On Kate Middleton: Jenny Packham dress


(Image credit: Getty Images)

See Every Time Kate Middleton Has Worn a Tiara


October 2018
(Image credit: Getty Images)


(Image credit: Getty Images)

On Kate Middleton: Alexander McQueen gown


July 2017
(Image credit: Getty Images)


December 2016
(Image credit: Getty Images)


October 2015
(Image credit: Getty Images)


April 2011
(Image credit: Getty Images)
Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.