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Back in April 2011, Kate Middleton captivated the world when she sported her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress during her nuptials to Prince William. Fast-forward to today and the Princess of Wales is still wowing fans of the royal family with big day-inspired attire: She recently wore a bridal gown to a royal event.
During a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, the royal donned a stunning wedding dress from Jenny Packham's 2021 bridal collection. The cape-style gown, complete with a bateau neckline, beaded floral shoulder appliqués, floor-length sleeves, and a fit-and-flare design, is currently available for purchase: Those who love the ensemble can shop it online or see it in person at Kleinfeld Bridal, the lauded boutique based in New York City.
Beauty aside, the style's name, "Elspeth," held poignant meaning, too: It was a nod to Queen Elizabeth (Elspeth is the Scottish name for Elizabeth!).
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Princess Catherine completed her bride-inspired look with other meaningful accents, People reports. The royal wore the Queen Mary's Lover's Knot tiara (yet another wedding connection!) that dates back to the 1910s. The pearl- and diamond-covered accessory was one of Princess Diana's favorite headpieces.
The royal also accessorized with earrings from Princess Diana's personal collection and one of Queen Elizabeth's bracelets. As for the finishing touches? Kate added the Royal Family order and the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order star and sash—an honor awarded to her by the late queen.