The British Royal Family was out to end the year on a dazzling note. The King and Queen were joined by The Prince and Princess of Wales for the annual Diplomatic Reception. The white-tie event saw the Diplomatic Corps, Ambassadors and High Commissioners, based in London greet the members of the Royal Family.
The Palace shared the group photograph taken in the taken in the 1844 Room of Buckingham Palace by Royal Press Photographer, Chris Jackson.
Also included on the guest lists are those who supports the work of the Royal Family in representing the UK at home and abroad attend the reception. This work includes the hosting of State Visits and The King’s regular audiences with Ambassadors and High Commissioners.
The preparation behind the reception requires hours of intricate planning by the Master of the Household and the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps, as well as the commandeering of almost every member of the waiting- staff.
This year 500 members of the Diplomatic Corps were invited for drinks in the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. There are more than 170 Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in London at any given time and each one of them will have an Audience with The King shortly after taking up his or her role.
What The Princess of Wales wore to 2023 Diplomatic Reception
- Jenny Packham Georgia Gown in Pink – (Repeat)
- Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara – (Repeat)
- The Late Queen’s Greville Chandelier Earrings – (Repeat)
- Royal Family Order and Royal Victoria Sash and Star – (Repeat)
- Bentley and Skinner Art Deco Diamond Set Brooch – (Repeat)
- Prada clutch – (Repeat)
- Gianvito Rossi Pumps – (Repeat)
The Princess of Wales is wearing her Jenny Packham Georgia Gown in Pink that she first wore in June this year at the Jordan Royal Wedding Reception.
Catherine paired the gown with her go-to Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara.
We saw the return of The Late Queen’s Greville Chandelier Earrings that she first wore at the Jordan Royal Wedding reception this year.
Catherine is wearing Royal Victorian Order Sash and Star with The Royal Family Order pinned with her Bentley and Skinner Art Deco Diamond Set Brooch