Princess Kate pays moving tribute with Coronation outfit 'nod'

Princess Kate pays moving tribute with Coronation outfit 'nod'

Princess Kate paid a moving tribute to Diana

GB News
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 06/05/2023

- 17:27

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived late to the Coronation service

The Princess of Wales paid a touching tribute to Prince William’s late mother Diana, it has been revealed.

It comes after the Prince and Princess of Wales arrived late to the Coronation service along with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, forcing them to join the King’s procession through Westminster Abbey.

GB News royal correspondent Cameron Walker pointed out a key ‘nod’ from Kate as she entered Westminster Abbey for the historic occasion.

He said: “I have been told that the Princess of Wales is wearing pearl and diamond earrings which belongs to the late Diana, so perhaps a nod to the Prince’s late mother there.”

The Prince and Princess of Wales at Westminster Abbey

Princess Kate paid a touching tribute to Diana


Kate met crowds yesterday on The Mall as she praised the “party atmosphere” on display for the landmark occasion.

In a surprise walkabout, William and Kate met delighted royalists who had staked their spot on the famous London thoroughfare.

Questioned about how she and husband William were coping, the princess replied: “All good, hopefully a bit like swans, relatively calm on the outside and paddling on the inside.”

And when asked about the King, she said: “Looking forward to it as well.”

The Prince and Princess of Wales are joined by Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on the balcony

David Starkey 'didn't understand' a key aspect of Kate's appearance


According to royal historian David Starkey, the Princess also used the occasion to look ahead to the future of the Royal Family by opting against wearing a tiara.

He told GB News: “I didn’t quite understand but on the other hand, it was a tiny nod to the supposed informality and modernity.

“Although quite what is modern about a head dress made of silver bullion, I really do not know.”

The princess was later seen on the balcony along with the rest of the Royal Family, where she was seen placing a reassuring hand on her son Prince Louis’ shoulder.

While Prince George stood with the King’s other pages of honour, Louis and his sister Princess Charlotte joined their parents.

Kate, with some help from the Duchess of Edinburgh, encouraged Louis and Charlotte to move to their left to stand in front of her.

Before long, ears pricked up to the unmistakable whir of approaching aircraft and eyes turned to the sky.

As a result to “unsuitable weather conditions”, crowds hoping for a spectacular flypast were left disappointed and had to make do with a scaled-back display instead.

More than 60 aircraft from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force had been due to take part.

But the event only involved helicopters and the Red Arrows aerobatic display team – however, the crowd appeared no less thrilled.

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