Kate's State Banquet Jewels: the Queen Alexandra Wedding Necklace

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When it comes to fashion, Kate Middleton is something of a traditionalist. The Duchess of Cambridge was called out by users on social media for her light blue evening gown, which they said resembled an '80s prom gown or a bridesmaid dress.

Dressing for the pomp and splendour of a state banquet is a tough challenge, and according to royal fans the Duchess of Cambridge got it wrong as she attended a glittering event to welcome the Dutch royals last night.

Kate finished the look with the diamond and pearl Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara owned by Princess Diana, which she also wore to the Chinese state banquet in 2015 and the Spanish state banquet a year ago.

The Duchess of Cambridge may not be Queen Kate just yet, but her formal Alexander McQueen outfit (plus, that tiara) last night could've fooled us.

"Normally I'm a fan of what Kate wears, but this is truly terrible, ' another said".

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Known for her use of colourful gemstones and intricate settings, Kate wears a pair of earrings by the British labels to nearly every public engagement, both formal and casual. It's why so many of us tuned in with awe to the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011 in order to witness the first "commoner" to become queen-in-waiting marry her prince.

The queen stunned in a white gown, the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara and the Cullinan III and IV Brooch while The Duchess of Cornwall wore her favorite Greville Tiara and a silver gown.

Another user wrote, "Fairly certain I had a Barbie with that dress circa 1985". "Behold, Kate's dress, the original from the Laura Ashley 1985 bridesmaids collection". Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on day eight of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.

The mom of three walked alongside Rear Admiral Ludger Brummelaar, while husband Prince William accompanied British Prime Minister Theresa May.