Royals Release Striking New Family Portrait But Kate Middleton Steals the Show in Gorgeous Sequin Gown

The pink Jenny Packham gown is a royal rewear

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Royal family portrait alert! Yesterday evening, King CharlesQueen CamillaPrince William and Kate Middleton dressed to the nines to attend the annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace in London.

For the lavish occasion, the King of England, 75, and the Prince of Wales, 41, donned their finest white tie attire. As for the royal women, Camilla Parker Bowles, 76, and Princess Catherine, 41, made a statement in their dazzling tiaras. But it was the Princess of Wales who really stole the show during her classic re-wear moment.

Following the event, the royal family released a striking new portrait of the four royals on Instagram. They appear to be all smiles as they pose for a photo in the royal residence. The caption states that the royal family members “welcomed the world’s ambassadors” at the Diplomatic Reception, which celebrates London “as home to one of the largest Diplomatic Corps in the world.”

And, of course, it was Catherine’s attire that instantly caught our attention. According to Town & Country, the royal mom of three shone bright in a pink sequin gown designed by Jenny Packham with the Lover’s Knot Tiara (a fave of Princess Diana) over her brown straight locks. 

To tie the entire look together, Catherine wore an accessory that belonged to the late Queen Elizabeth: Greville Chandelier Earrings. And for the finishing touches, the Princess of Wales donned the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order star and sash across the bodice of her dress. 

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In case you didn’t know, Princess Catherine wore the same outfit during the Crown Prince Hussein and Princess Rajwa of Jordan’s royal wedding earlier this year. In an exquisite portrait shared by the Prince and Princess of Wales back in June, the royal couple are walking through a garden and Catherine is wearing a blush-colored Elie Saab gown. Later, she kept the pink theme going, as she also wore the sparkly pink Jenny Packham gown for the state banquet that celebrated the couple tying the knot.

No one does an iconic rewear quite like the royal princess. 

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