Kate stuns at King Charles’ glittering first state banquet 

The Princess of Wales shone as she attended her first state event in her new title on Tuesday evening.

She joined King Charles III, the Prince of Wales, and more than 160 guests for a glittering white tie banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of visiting South African president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Both Kate and Camilla, the Queen Consort, paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II as they attended the event in her jewels.

It marked King Charles’s first state banquet, and the first official state visit hosted by the UK since he became monarch.

Camilla wore Elizabeth II’s diamond and sapphire tiara, while Kate opted for a pearl bracelet belonging to the late Queen, as well as Diana, Princess of Wales’s earrings and a sparkling tiara her late mother-in-law once wore.

Kate became the Princess of Wales when the King made his eldest son William the Prince of Wales the day after the late Queen’s death in September. She is the first person to use the title since the late Diana.