Kate Middleton will have an occasion to wear a tiara very soon. A state banquet will be organized in honor of the Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan when they visit U.K. in October.
Prince William, 33 and Middleton, 33, will attend the banquet with the Queen and Prince Philip, The Sunday Times reported, adding that this will be the first state banquet that Middleton will attend at the Buckingham Palace.
Royal fans are in for a treat when the mother of two will attend the official banquet donning a tiara. She will have a collection of the head accessory to choose from. The palace boasts of a huge collection of tiaras that has been worn by all the senior royals as part of several official ceremonies.
According to royal protocol, the Duchess, who has worn the fairy-tale accessory twice earlier, will reportedly wear a tiara at the official event. She wore the Cartier Halo Tiara for her wedding in 2011, which she paired with her lace Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress.
Later in 2013, before Christmas, Middleton donned the Papyrus tiara at the Queen Elizabeth II’s annual Diplomatic Reception at the palace. The tiara, also known as the Lotus Flower tiara, belonged to the Queen Mother and was originally a necklace. The piece of jewellry is made up of diamonds and pearls, and was used by Elizabeth's mother when she was the Duchess of York in the 1920s.
Meanwhile, Kate’s attendance has not yet been confirmed, but it is expected that Kate and William will make an appearance. In fact, it was William who helped improve ties between China and the British royal family during his visit to the country in March and invited Jiping to visit the U.K. with his delegation.
Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace officials said that plans are being chalked out for the event, People reported. But, neither Buckingham Palace nor Kensington Palace have revealed details of the plans surrounding the state visit, stating that it was too early to comment.
Prince Charles will reportedly receive the president and his wife at the Horse Guards Palace, and attend their arrival lunch, but will not participate in the banquet.