It might have been her first state dinner but Kate Middleton made sure it was one to remember.
She looked every bit the queen that she is as she dazzled in the Queen Mother’s tiara at the state banquet held in honour of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Upon her debut at such a traditionally high-profile event, the duchess of Cambridge made her grand entrance wearing the delicate Papyrus tiara, also known as the Lotus Flower which was once owned by the Queen Mother.
The priceless headpiece and matching diamond-drop earrings accessorized a brocade high-necked bespoke Jenny Packham dress in red.
There is no doubt Kate Middleton’s first state dinner was as perfect as the word itself…