The royal dazzled at the state banquet this week

Princess Kate sparks confusion after suffering wardrobe ‘mishap’

This week, Princess Catherine stunned guests at a state dinner held in honor of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state visit.

The mother-of-three shone in a bridal white cape dress by Jenny Packham called “Elspeth” that was covered in sequins. With the Lover’s Knot tiara, a favorite of the late Princess Diana, she completed her stunning appearance.


Catherine wore the earrings to the Remembrance Day service
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She also made a tribute to her late mother-in-law with her earrings. Catherine wore the Queen’s pearl bracelet to match her tiara and South Sea pearl and diamond drops that once belonged to Diana.

The earrings were instantly recognized by fans because Catherine most recently wore them to the annual Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph.

The statement jewels are easily recognized by their statement curve of different diamond cuts, which is centered by a group of marquise-cut stones from which hangs a single pearl.

The two outings, though, clearly differed from one another. Fans questioned whether Catherine had made a fashion faux pas when she wore the earrings backwards for the state banquet.


They were facing the other way at the state banquet
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Although there may not be a “right” or “wrong” way to wear the earrings, it is very likely that they can be worn both ways.

Catherine gave careful consideration to her choice of clothing for the state banquet, which was the first one she attended as the Princess of Wales.

The Princess’ decision to wear white for the formal event was probably deliberate and was made in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II, who always wore white to official events.

In a previous interview, we asked color consultant Gabi Winters of Chromology why the royals favor the neutral shade at formal royal occasions.

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Catherine looked picture perfect in her Jenny Packham gown
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White is the color of peace and new beginnings, so coincidentally the psychological significance behind this unusual color choice is very appropriate when it comes to renewing and celebrating diplomatic ties between various nations, according to Gabi, who spoke to HELLO!

“White’s most fundamental feature is equality, neutrality, and independence,” she continued, “since white naturally contains an equal balance of all the colors of the spectrum.”

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