Note the blue, red and white sash that reflects that Kate is now a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
It was at the State Banquet last night that the Duchess of Cambridge debuted her sash as representative of her new royal order. Since April, when Kate Middleton celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary to Prince William, she has been a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian (GCVO) Order – and Donald, Melania and all the president’s men were the first to witness her elevation in status.
Note the blue, red and white sash and the badge featuring the Maltese cross – the regalia that comes with the Royal Victorian Order (RVO). The honour, that was founded by Queen Victoria, is for personal services to the monarch. It is the Queen’s way of showing gratitude for the way that the Duchess of Cambridge has conducted herself these past eight years; for eight successful years of marriage to her grandson and for producing lineage of the House of Windsor via three heirs. The award was considered a ‘very public show of support from the Queen’ – and is the very highest for services to Her Majesty.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked quite spectacular in white Alexander McQueen and the Lover’s Knot tiara, as well as the Queen Mother’s sapphire and diamond fringe earrings.
With her royal order, the Duchess of Cambridge is now in the same ranks as the Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Edinburgh (who have all been appointed a RVO).
Source: TATLER COM