Kate’s touching tribute to Queen as royals prepare for first Christmas without monarch


Kate, the Princess of Wales joined Prince William at the first state banquet of King Charles III’s reign on Tuesday donning an impeccable selection of family heirlooms.

The Royal Family are set to spend their first Christmas without the late Queen.

Various reports have suggested that the family will face “major changes” over the festive period and will be “less formal” compared to their usual traditions.

As well as her tributes to the late Queen, the tiara that Kate wore to the state banquet was a former “favourite” of Princess Diana.

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Kate paid tribute to the late monarch (Image: GETTY/REX/Shutterstock)

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Kate attended the state banquet with the Prince of Wales (Image: GETTY)

The tiara was commissioned in 1914 and was made by royal jeweller Garrard for Queen Mary.

According to The Sun, the tiara was created as a replica of one owned by Queen Mary’s grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel.

This is not the first time that the Princess of Wales has worn the stunning tiara.

The Princess wore it back in October 2018, whilst attending a state banquet alongside Prince William and the late Queen Elizabeth II, and has been spotted in it numerous times.

Speaking in a past video on his Youtube channel, Neil Sean’s Daily News Headlines, royal expert Neil Sean discussed the close relationship between Kate and the late monarch.

At the time, Mr Sean described Kate as a “very close confidante” to the late Queen.

He noted that the pair shared a “very close bond”, adding that Kate checked in with the late Majesty “every single day”.

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Kate pictured with the late monarch, who passed away in September (Image: PA)

Since his reign began, Kate is now known as the Princess of Wales, the royal title previously held by William and Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.

She is the first member of the family to publicly use the title albeit Queen Consort Camilla automatically received the Princess of Wales title when she married then-Prince Charles in 2005.

The royal opted to be known by the minor title of Duchess of Cornwall, which Kate also inherited upon the King’s accession, out of respect for the late Diana.


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