How Kate Middleton broke royal tradition at King Charles III’s coronation
Princess Charlotte was seen wearing an embroidery headpiece at Charles III’s coronation instead of opting for a tiara.
The Princess of Wales arrived at Westminster Abbey on Saturday morning for the Coronation of King Charles III, looking radiant in a beautiful ivory Alexander McQueen dress.
But the 41-year-old mother-of-two has impressed even further by doing something unexpected and brave with her outfit choice.
In a break with coronation custom, the Princess of Wales opted for a Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen headpiece rather than a tiara, which featured three-dimensional leaf embroidery with silver bullion, crystal, and silver thread work.
The simple and bejeweled headwear adverts to the flower crowns worn by Queen Elizabeth’s maids of honor at her 1953 coronation.
Her daughter, Charlotte, looked like a mini version of her in a similar style dress also by McQueen, and a very similar headpiece.
The Princess also wore a set of Diana’s pearl and diamond earrings as a touching nod to her late mother-in-law, as well as The George VI Festoon Necklace, which was a gift from King George VI for his daughter, then Princess Elizabeth, as a tribute to the late Queen.