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Royal Family releases rare photos from inside Diplomatic Corps reception

What has traditionally been a private event, the Royal Family made the rare move to release photos from inside the annual Diplomatic Corps Reception.
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Held every December at Buckingham Palace for members and their families of the Diplomatic Corps, Her Majesty The Queen was joined members of her family.

Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all in attendance. Missing was evening was the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who were at a carol service for The Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund. A foundation set up in memory of Henry, a friend of both Princes Harry and William who died young. Both princes are patrons.
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In the past, the only glimpse of what the members of the Royal Family were wearing to the Diplomatic Corps reception was from the car arrivals. Leaving most of the outfit to the imagination.

All three royal ladies were on the page in shades of white, embellished with beading and crystals.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a bespoke Jenny Packham off-white gown with silver crystals, and slightly off-shoulder cap sleeves. She completed her outfit with the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara and pearl earrings.
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Her Majesty wore a dress by Angela Kelly and one of her favourite tiaras, the Queen Mary Girls of Great Britain and Ireland. Finished with a gold purse.
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The Duchess of Cornwall also stuck with what she knows in the Boucheron tiara, a Bruce Oldfield dress, pearl choker and pearl earrings.
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It was a busy day for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who first attended a reception at Kensington Palace for RAF families. On Wednesday, they will fly to Cyprus to continue the festive celebrations with more RAF members there.

 

 

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