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The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to Princess Diana and other British royals by wearing stunning family heirlooms for a banquet at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening (23Oct18).

The Duchess stood out at the state event as she accompanied her husband Prince William, wearing a blue Alexander McQueen gown and a Lover’s Knot tiara.

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Also referred to as the Cambridge Lover’s Knot, the item is one of the most cherished pieces in the British royal family’s collection.

The item was famously worn by her husband’s late mother, Princess Diana, who the Duchess also honoured by sporting her pearl drop earrings.

The Lover’s Knot is over a century old and has been worn by the Duchess at several notable events.

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The royal completed the look with Queen Alexandra’s wedding necklace, which can be traced all the way back to 1863, when Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales, gave it to his bride Princess Alexandra of Denmark as a gift on their wedding day.

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The Duchess of Cambridge also added the royal family order pin to her outfit – the jewellery item was a gift presented to the women in the family by The Queen. It features an image of the monarch and is made of glass.

The event, thrown by Queen Elizabeth, was held in support of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands’ official state visit and was attended by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and the head of the Dutch royal household, Jan Versteeg. Prince Charles was also among the guests.

The Duchess has had a busy start to the week – her youngest son, Prince Louis, turned six months old earlier in the day.

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