Kate sparkles in Jenny Packham’s scarlet dress and Princess Margaret’s lotus flower tiara while waiting for Harry and Meghan’s Netflix show

The Princess of Wales during a diplomatic corps reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening (PA)

The Princess of Wales dazzled in a sequined red evening dress and the lotus flower tiara as the Royal Family welcomed diplomats to Buckingham Palace while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Netflix docuseries awaits. intensified.

Kate joined the Prince of Wales, King and Queen Consort for the first diplomatic corps reception in three years as they welcomed hundreds of guests at the glittering affair in London on Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile in the US, Harry and Meghan were in New York, preparing to accept the Ripple Of Hope award for their work on racial justice and mental health from the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR) organization.

The couple’s reveal show is just hours away from being aired by the streaming giant on Thursday, and the royals are bracing for explosive revelations, with Harry speaking of a ‘hierarchy in the family’, a “dirty game” and a disclaimer “We know the whole truth”.

Kate wore a scarlet Jenny Packham dress, as well as a blue sash of the Royal Victorian Order and the Family Order of the Late Queen's (PA)

Kate wore a scarlet Jenny Packham dress, as well as a blue sash of the Royal Victorian Order and the Family Order of the Late Queen’s (PA)

The event at the palace is the first reception for the diplomatic corps of the king’s reign, and the monarch, his wife Camilla, his eldest son and heir to the throne William and his daughter-in-law Kate, a future queen, welcomed the foreign ambassadors to the great occasion in the state rooms of the royal residence.

Kate wore a scarlet Jenny Packham dress, along with a blue sash of the Royal Victorian Order and the Family Order of the Late Queen’s, which rests on a yellow ribbon.

King Charles III during the reception of the diplomatic corps at Buckingham Palace (PA)

King Charles III during the reception of the diplomatic corps at Buckingham Palace (PA)

Her diamond earrings belonged to Queen Elizabeth II.

The Princess has worn the Lotus Flower Tiara – also known as the Queen Mother’s Papyrus Tiara – before.

Consisting of fan-shaped diamonds crowned by floating diamond arches, it belonged to Princess Margaret.

Kate also wore it to the diplomatic reception at the palace in 2013 and to her first state banquet in the UK in 2015 during the Chinese state visit.

Camilla wore the late Queen's tiara and diamond and sapphire necklace (PA)

Camilla wore the late Queen’s tiara and diamond and sapphire necklace (PA)

Camilla again wore the late Queen’s diamond and sapphire tiara and necklace, which she had chosen for the South African state banquet last month, and an Anna Valentine dress.

The late Queen was due to host the white tie rally in March this year at Windsor Castle, but it was postponed due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

It usually takes place every December, but there were no receptions in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic.

The reception traditionally includes a buffet dinner and a dance party.

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