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Never Forgotten! Princess Kate Makes Touching Tribute To Diana At Royal Event

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Dec. 9 2016, Updated 10:23 a.m. ET

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Kate Middleton is making sure that her husband's mother, Princess Diana, is not forgotten this holiday season! The gorgeous royal was stunning in a long red gown for a palace event, and in a touching tribute, she wore Princess Diana's favorite tiara. Click through Radar's gallery to see.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, wore a glamorous floor-length sequin Jenny Packham gown to the Annual Diplomatic Corps Reception at Buckingham Palace on December 8, 2016. She tied her hair in an elaborate chignon and donned the Cambridge Lovers Knot tiara, which was one of Diana's favorites.

The Annual Diplomatic Corps Reception At Buckingham Palace

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Queen Elizabeth and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, both wore gloves to the reception with their husbands, Prince Phillip and Prince Charles, respectively, but Princess Kate shunned the old-fashioned tradition and wore a sparkling diamond bracelet on her right arm.

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Picture-perfect! This was the second time she wore the tiara once favored by Prince William's mother, who died in 1997 when William was just 15.

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In memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed in an automobile accident in Paris, France on August 31, 1997.

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Princess Diana was given the tiara by Queen Elizabeth II on her wedding day and wore it frequently for royal events.

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Kate Middleton Seen Departing The Royal Residence In London

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The tiara was designed in 1913 with swinging pearls hanging from 19 diamond arches capped with lovers' knots bows.

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Diplomatic Reception At Buckingham Palace

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She smiled brightly in the car on the way to the reception, showing off a pair of dangling diamond earrings.

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Princess Diana waering Catherine Walker

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Princess Diana returned the Cambridge Lovers Knot tiara to the Queen when she divorced Prince Charles.

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But it wasn't just the tiara she'd worn twice: Middleton wore the same red sequin Jenny Packham dress to a state banquet to honor President Xi Jinping of China at Buckingham Palace in 2015.

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