Kate Middleton is a vision in Royal Purple before a glamorous banquet

Purple rules.

Kate Middleton is settling into her new role as Princess of Wales with some serious chic.

Designation King Charles IIIIt was the monarch’s first state visit, the forty-year-old woman joined her husband prince william in welcoming the President of South Africa at London’s Horse Guards Parade.

For the November 22 event, Kate opted for an ultra-regal plum-colored coat dress from one of her favorite British designers. Emilia Wicksteadaccessorized with a matching hat, pointed toe suede pumps and some quirky jewellery.

Besides wearing a set of diamond and pearl earrings that once belonged to her late mother-in-law Princess Dianahe dressed royally Queen Alexandrathe famous Three Feathers brooch A brooch which features the Prince of Wales feather emblem as shown on the website Court jeweler.

The brooch – composed of diamonds and rubies with an emerald pendant – dates from 1863, when it was presented to Queen Alexandra on her marriage to King Edward VII, who was then the Prince of Wales, the website reports. More recently, the sparkler was worn by Diana on several occasions until her death in 1997 and Queen Consort Camilla beginning in 2000.

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