Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William attended a fancy state dinner at Buckingham Palace overnight in honour of visiting royals King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
But while all eyes were on the Duchess’ stunning tiara and her Cinderalla-esque dress, there was another special piece of jewellery that she was spotted wearing.
For the first time ever, the Duchess was photographed wearing a royal family order.
With her McQueen gown tonight, the Duchess of Cambridge appears to have new bling: the royal family order of Queen Elizabeth II. It’s a miniature portrait of the queen, surrounded by diamonds, on yellow silk. https://t.co/6RlZRjSw1m
— Autumn Brewington (@Autumnsan1) October 23, 2018
The yellow brooch, which featured a small portrait of the Queen, is the same honour which was presented to Princess Diana in 1981.
According to Good Housekeeping, the royal family order is essentially a prestigious honour symbolised with a badge.
The yellow brooch is presented by the Queen to female royal family members as a thank you for their service and work during royal engagements.
While Princess Diana received the honour in the same year she married Prince Charles, Kate has received hers seven years following her royal wedding to Prince William.