Kate Middleton wore a "revenge dress" to a diplomatic reception, sending "greetings" from Princess Diana
The British Duchess Kate Middleton, wife of Crown Prince William, continues to shock against the backdrop of the racist scandal that has erupted around her. During the last reception of diplomats at Buckingham Palace, she appeared in a spectacular outfit with the tiara of the late Princess Diana.
The look of Kate Middleton was called a "revenge dress" and was also praised as a "greeting" to the world from the beloved Lady Di. British fashion journalist and writer Liz Jones wrote about this in a column for the Daily Mail.
The Duchess and her husband, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, hosted a reception at their home in London the day before, where many distinguished people from many parts of the world came to see her.
Liz Jones is sure that Kate Middleton felt the pressure and anticipated that all eyes would be on her behavior. With so many rumors swirling around the royal family, fans and paparazzi are especially scrutinizing its members.
Guided by this, the princess decided to convey a message without words that indicated her confidence and dignity as Lady Di once did when the whole world was discussing her husband, then Prince Charles,'s infidelities.
Kate Middleton didn't hide behind inconspicuous colors or attract attention with her frankness. Instead, she chose an elegant long dress by Jenny Packham, in which she literally shone as the outfit was embroidered with sequins.
A reference to Princess Diana was the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara, which was often worn by the late ex-wife of the king, but every time she complained about the weight of the jewelry. The tiara's 19 diamond arches feature 19 large pearls, and above them are the same number of diamond knots that resemble hearts with thorns.
The jewelry was once presented to Princess Diana for her wedding. She gave the tiara to Queen Elizabeth II after the divorce. In 2015, Kate Middleton became the owner of the royal inheritance.
Liz Jones suggested that the Duchess's outfit, referring to her late mother-in-law, was a signal to the world that she was not afraid of gossip and pressure but was ready to continue to fulfill her duties and behave with dignity in public.
As a reminder, the scandal erupted because of Omid Scobie's book Endgame, which describes an incident in 2021. Back then, someone from the royal family was allegedly interested in the skin color of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son, so in the eyes of the media and fans, these unnamed people looked racist.
As OBOZ.UA wrote, the Dutch translation of Endgame for some reason used Kate Middleton's name in this context. Fans are not sure if this was an accident, but the princess is being criticized anyway. Read more about her reaction here.