Camilla Parker Bowles, Kate Middleton
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


  • King Charles will welcome South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, at Buckingham Palace in November
  • The South African leader and his businesswoman wife will be in the U.K. from Nov. 22 to 24
  • Kate Middleton and Queen Consort Camilla are expected to wear tiaras for the state banquet

Kate Middleton and Queen Consort Camilla are set to wear tiaras for a major royal event next month.

The new Princess of Wales and the Queen Consort are expected to wear stunning headpieces as King Charles III hosts the first state visit of his reign in November, People reported.

Buckingham Palace announced that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, will be in the United Kingdom between Nov. 22 and 24.

The itinerary has not been released to the public yet, but a lavish state banquet is expected to be held in Buckingham Palace, to which Princess Kate, Queen Consort Camilla and other royal guests will wear some of the royal jewels.

Prince William and Princess Kate, as the most senior royals aside from King Charles and Camilla, will take a central role in helping host the South African leader and his businesswoman wife over their three-day visit.

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

Ramaphosa's visit was already in the diary before Queen Elizabeth died on Sept. 8, an unnamed royal insider confirmed to People.

The upcoming visit will be the first time a South African leader has visited the U.K. in an official capacity in more than a decade, with the last state visit being in 2010 when Jacob Zuma visited the late Queen, according to the BBC.

King Charles has visited South Africa on a number of occasions since his first tour of the country in 1997.

Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace released Saturday a new portrait highlighting the new core, senior royals of the monarchy — King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Princess Kate.

The photo was taken on Sept. 18 at the reception for heads of state and royals who were in London ahead of the Queen's funeral.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly received an invitation to the event but were later "uninvited" because the gathering was only for working royals.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back from royal duties in 2020. They have since moved out of the U.K. and settled in California.

Kate Middleton gave Camilla Parker Bowles side-eye during a royal family event. The two are pictured during a Trooping The Colour event in London on June 9, 2018. Chris Jackson/Getty Images