The British Royals Attend Diplomatic Dinner At Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Duchess Catherine of Cambridge attended the annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace, London. Duchess Catherine wore the red cap-sleeve Jenny Packham she debuted for the Chinese State Banquet last year.
Duchess Catherine wore Jenny Packham sparkling cap-sleeve for Diplomatic Corps dinner. Diamond Tiara, Diamond earrings
Duchess Catherine Kate Middleton wore Jenny Packham sparkling cap-sleeve for Diplomatic Corps dinner. Diamond Tiara, Diamond earrings
Duchess Catherine Kate Middleton wore Jenny Packham sparkling cap-sleeve for Diplomatic Corps dinner. Diamond Tiara, Diamond earrings
Duchess Catherine Kate Middleton wore Jenny Packham sparkling cap-sleeve for Diplomatic Corps dinner. Diamond Tiara, Diamond earrings
Duchess Catherine Kate Middleton wore Jenny Packham sparkling cap-sleeve for Diplomatic Corps dinner. Diamond Tiara, Diamond earrings
Duchess Catherine Kate Middleton wore Jenny Packham sparkling cap-sleeve for Diplomatic Corps dinner. Diamond Tiara, Diamond earrings

25 comments:

  1. All look fantastic! And a released picture!

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  2. I know it's tradition but.... such a pity they have to wear that silly garter

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  3. Why does Camilla wear a sash and not Kate?

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    1. I'm not an expert but I suppose because she hasn't received an order yet. A sash always goes together with an order.

      Everyone looks great but the gentlemen only from head to waist.

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    2. Because Catherine does not have it yet. The Queen has not given it yet.

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    3. Male´s knee pants, garters, stockings and ballerina shoes look ridiculous.

      Catherine looks very good.

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    4. Kate isn't wearing the blue sash because she hasn't been awarded this sash.

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    5. Thank you all. I wonder why she hasn't received this. In other European Royal houses it seems some honour is awarded on marriage into the family (ex. Sofia in Sweden).

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    6. Every coutry has their own policy of orders (and sashes). In some coutries it is common to get when married to princes or princesses. In some coutries it takes a long time. I tried to find a photo princess Diana wearing a sash and the only I did find was Order of the Crown (Netherlands). Althoug she had The Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II, but that is not sash but little portrait with rosette. For example Sophie, Countess of Wessex married with Edward 1999 and got her Royal Victorian Order 2010.

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    7. The BRF do not just hand it over at a marriage or christening. It is up to the Queen. It is also not a given. Some have never gotten one. I suspect Kate will get hers once she is working full time. Sophie did not get hers for 10 yrs which was 2 yrs after she became a full time working royal. Another issue I have read is that the order is made of ivory. Since William is so involved in conservation it may not be a good thing for his wife to get one when he asking for funds with Tusk and rallying the world to the plight of the elephants et tal. I have read that they are looking to make the order from another source.

      They do look lovely. LOL at the garter outfits.

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    8. Thanks for the information, Diane!

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    9. Lots of good information. Thanks! Coming from the colonies I am not so up to date with protocol, lol.

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    10. But then again you can buy a slash if you want one with any medal decoration at any party and festive costume supplier. Don't her parents sell them on their online shop? Sorry, I couldn't keep that to myself.....:-)))), I apologize, but as much as I like our royal ladies here, I think that some royal traditions are out of date.

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    11. That joke is of poor taste! Why involve her parents? If you really feel that's not nice then why bother to post it?

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  4. the silly garter with the even more silly stockings/breeches

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  5. It seems to me that the jacket is from another historical era than the breeches and garter which rather nullifies the idea of "traditional" dress.

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  6. This is the best I've seen Catherine look in a long time. With her hair elegantly out of the way, you can actually see her lovely face and beautiful bone structure. Her earrings are exquisite. Gown is well done.

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    1. Agreed! Just gorgeous! Face is glowing and full! I suppose Christmas baking with two toddlers has added some fullness ~ for us all!

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  7. The women look great, Camilla looks very good. The men look silly, I don't know what the tradition is but regardless it makes them look funny.

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  8. Can't say I am fond of the gentlemen's attire. I understand some like tradition, but I think it might be time this one is put to bed.

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  9. I like the fact they keep to tradition !
    DOC looks lovely ! The dress is beautiful ! Red is a good colour on her. And the Cambridge Knot tiara to boot ! What's not to like.

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  10. The three men look ridiculous. They seem about to pose for a Dim Up stockings ad.

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