It must make Kate Middleton feel great to know that she has Queen Elizabeth in her corner. Just two weeks after the duchess came under fire for daring to make a public appearance with a dash of grey atop her head, Elizabeth helped Kate to send a clear message to her critics. Not only has Kate opted for a darker hair color but the queen loaned her a family heirloom- a tiara to wear for the annual State banquet and Diplomatic Reception of Buckingham Palace. The glittering Lotus Flower tiara was actually worn by Elizabeth’s mother who was Queen until her husband, King George VI died in 1952, when Elizabeth II ascended the throne.
According to the Dec. 23rd print edition of GLOBE magazine, perhaps one of the best parts of this story is the fact that Camilla Parker-Bowles was also in attendance with her husband, Prince Charles and she had to spend the evening staring at the crown that she has tried to bully her way into wearing. Camilla was green with envy, realizing that Elizabeth was sending a crystal clear message to everyone in attendance as well as to all of the royal watchers that it is Kate who will be seated on the throne next and not her.
Don’t you love how Kate never needs to actually say anything, no matter how vicious Camilla may be, because the Queen always handles it for her? Not only is she being lifted up onto a pedestal but Elizabeth won’t even allow Kate the opportunity to look bad. She steps in and handles everything herself. If that isn’t proof of Elizabeth’s endorsement I don’t know what else would be! Do you think that tiara will be firmly placed on Kate’s head for many years to come? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the screening of David Attenborough’s ‘Alive’ 3D in London, England at the Natural History Museum on December 1
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