Kate Middleton accessorizes Emilia Wickstead coat dress with Diana's Collingwood earrings to greet SA president

Kate Middleton flaunted herself in a long burgundy coat dress with a matching Sean Barrett hat and a $550 Mulberry bag

Kate Middleton accessorizes Emilia Wickstead coat dress with Diana's Collingwood earrings to greet SA president
Kate Middleton welcomed South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa alongside her husband Prince William to the UK on November 22 (John Phillips - WPA Pool/Getty Images, Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, looked exquisite in an Emilia Wickstead coat dress which she paired with a matching hat as she welcomed South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa alongside her husband Prince William to the UK on Tuesday, November 22. 

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Kate, 40, greeted Ramaphosa before leaving for Horse Guards Parade to regard a welcoming ceremony along with King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla. The mother-of-three flaunted herself in a long burgundy coat dress with a matching Sean Barrett hat and a $550 Mulberry bag. She teamed it up with $600 Gianvito Rossi pumps for the look. 

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Middleton took the occasion to pay a subtle tribute to her late mother-in-law with the outfit as she wore pearl earrings that were gifted to Diana before her wedding to the-then Prince Charles in 1981. The princess wore her brunette locks in the trademark bouncy blow-dry style. Moreover, her makeup was kept neutral along with thick eyeliner and nude lipstick. 

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Catherine, Princess of Wales is seen leaving Buckingham Palace on November 22, 2022 in London, England. This is the first state visit hosted by the UK with King Charles III as monarch, and the first state visit here by a South African leader since 2010.
Catherine, Princess of Wales is seen leaving Buckingham Palace on November 22, 2022 in London, England. This is the first state visit hosted by the UK with King Charles III as monarch, and the first state visit here by a South African leader since 2010. (Photo by John Phillips - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Kate is known to fancy Emilia Wickstead dresses as she has worn them on several occasions. During the event, she also pinned The Princess of Wales’ Feather Brooch to her chest, and which was given to Diana by Queen Elizabeth upon her exchanging rings with Prince Charles. According to the DailyMail, Diana's favorite Collingwood earrings, which she sported on royal tours of Australia, Canada, and Italy, feature a teardrop-shaped diamond stud that is attached to an additional round diamond, and a bell cap set with three more rows of small diamonds. The bell caps each hold a pearl drop.

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Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales, and his wife Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales, greet South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Corinthia Hotel at the start of the president's two-day state visit on November 22, 2022 in London, England. This is the first state visit hosted by the UK with King Charles III as monarch, and the first state visit here by a South African leader since 2010.
Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales, and his wife Britain's Catherine, Princess of Wales, greet South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Corinthia Hotel at the start of the president's two-day state visit on November 22, 2022 in London, England. This is the first state visit hosted by the UK with King Charles III as monarch, and the first state visit here by a South African leader since 2010. (Photo by Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Diana was seen wearing the earrings before she landed the royal title. They were reportedly a gift from Collingwood which is a jewelry firm, a favorite of the Spencer family, as per the outlet. She sported them at several affairs throughout her marriage including with the black dress famously known as the "Revenge dress" which she wore while attending the Vanity Fair party at the Serpentine Gallery in November 1994 in London. 

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Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales await President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa for his welcome ceremony at Horse Guards on November 22, 2022 in London, England. This is the first state visit hosted by the UK with King Charles III as monarch, and the first state visit here by a South African leader since 2010.
Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales await President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa for his welcome ceremony at Horse Guards on November 22, 2022 in London, England. This is the first state visit hosted by the UK with King Charles III as monarch, and the first state visit here by a South African leader since 2010. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Charles III held his first state visit as monarch when he welcomed the South African president to the Royal Pavilion on the Horse Guards Parade. He was accompanied by the Queen Consort while he made presentations to the president as the South African national anthem was played along with the Guard of Honour giving a Royal Salute, as reported by the DailyMail

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Catherine, Princess of Wales is seen arriving at Buckingham Palace on November 22, 2022 in London, England. This is the first state visit hosted by the UK with King Charles III as monarch, and the first state visit here by a South African leader since 2010.
Catherine, Princess of Wales is seen arriving at Buckingham Palace on November 22, 2022 in London, England. This is the first state visit hosted by the UK with King Charles III as monarch, and the first state visit here by a South African leader since 2010. (Photo by John Phillips - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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