The Princess of Wales rarely steps out looking anything less than impeccable – and her latest engagement was no different. The mother-of-three attended a lunch held for the governors-general of the Commonwealth Nations at Buckingham Palace, and she looked awe-inspiring in all-black.
A long sleeve black dress with a pleated skirt was Princess Kate’s outfit choice for the occasion – and it certainly did not disappoint. Featuring a sleek fabric, a slim-fitted bodice and a fit and flare silhouette, the number looked perfect paired with tights and her go-to high heels.
The newly appointed princess wore her shimmering brunette locks down loose – sparking serious hair envy as usual. She opted for a natural yet glamorous beauty look, consisting of a radiant complexion, a touch of blush and a defined brow.
Adding a touch of decadence to her dark attire, Princess Kate slipped on a three-stand pearl necklace that caught the light in the prettiest way. A pair of classic pearl earrings also caught the attention of fans – which touchingly belonged to the late monarch.
She also showcased a coordinating bracelet, adding another piece to her stunning pearl trifecta.
Pearls are often referred to as ‘mourning jewellery’, a tradition that dates back to Queen Victoria’s era. After the death of her husband Prince Albert, the Queen famously wore black for 40 years and accessorised with either black or colourless jewellery, including pearls. The pearls were thought to represent tears, and she wore strands of them for the rest of her life.