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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge rides by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London. Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage


  • King Charles will host a state banquet in honor of South African President South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa
  • The Princess of Wales is reportedly likely to wear the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara to the event
  • Queen Consort Camilla might reach out to her favorite Greville Tiara when she attends the reception

Kate Middleton and Queen Consort Camilla will be wearing sparklers next week.

The new Queen Consort and Princess of Wales are expected to wear tiaras next week at King Charles' first state banquet at Buckingham Palace. The President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, and his wife, Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, will visit the United Kingdom, and the banquet will be held in their honor on Tuesday evening, People reported.

The outlet added that a formal occasion would not be complete without a dazzling crown for the female royals. Middleton, 40, is likely to use the pearl-dropped Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara. The headpiece was her late mother-in-law Princess Diana's favorite.

Middleton has been a member of the firm for over a decade already. However, she has only worn a tiara a dozen times.

She wore the Cartier Halo tiara at her royal wedding to Prince William in 2011. She used the Lotus Flower tiara for two previous diplomatic evenings.

Middleton attended her first state banquet in 2015 when she helped the late Queen Elizabeth host Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan.

Meanwhile, Queen Consort Camilla, 75, reportedly has a bolder taste in tiaras, and her favorite is the Greville Tiara. She has used the sparkler at least eight times in previous events.

Camilla has also shimmered in a Delhi Durbar tiara and floral Cubitt Tiara, a Shand family heirloom, according to The Court Jeweller.

Next week's reception will be the first time the British royals have worn crowns in nearly three years. The Duchess of Cambridge was last seen with the Cambridge's Lover's Knot for the Diplomatic Corps reception in December 2019, an annual event with 1,000 guests, including ambassadors, high commissioners and government officials.

The upcoming state visit is the first hosted by the British royal family following the pandemic and then-U.S. President's visit to the United Kingdom in 2019.

Prince William and Middleton are expected to play a significant role at the event as they are the second highest-ranking royals after King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla.

Ramaphosa's visit was reportedly already in the diary before Queen Elizabeth passed away on Sept. 8, an unnamed royal insider confirmed to People. The upcoming visit will be the first time a South African leader will visit the U.K. in an official capacity in more than a decade. The last state visit was when Jacob Zuma visited Her Majesty in 2010.

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Camilla Parker Bowles and Kate Middleton return in a horse-drawn carriage after attending the Queen's Birthday Parade, 'Trooping the Colour' on Horseguards parade in London on June 9, 2018. Getty Images/Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP