Royal news LIVE: Kate Middleton's very glamorous night out

Royal Family news LIVE: After the Princess of Wales’ VERY glamorous night out at Buckingham Palace, we follow day two of the South African state visit – plus the latest on Meghan and Harry

  • Extravagant State Banquet saw South African president Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed to Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening
  • Kate Middleton wowed in stunning white dress and sparkling Lover’s Knot tiara 
  • Opulent royal banquet included a menu of stuffed Windsor pheasant and grilled brill with wild mushrooms – with Mr Ramaphosa heading to Kew Gardens today

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Buckingham Palace’s regal banqueting room saw its first state dinner since before the passing of the Queen, as King Charles III welcomed South African president Cyril Ramaphosa to London for his two-day state visit.

The Princess of Wales, 40, stole the show last night in a white dress from her favoured designer Jenny Packham for the occasion, which was reminiscent of one worn by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, during an official visit to Hong Kong in 1989.  

The Princess also wore the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara, which was a wedding gift to Princess Diana, paired with diamond and pearl drop earrings that also once belonged to her late mother-in-law, and wore a blue sash as well as the Royal Family Order, made up of a portrait of the Queen on a yellow ribbon.

Read all about Kate Middleton’s state banquet look here…

Welcome to FEMAIL’s live coverage of South African president Cyril Ramaphosa’s second day of his state visit to London. 

It’s very much a case of the morning after the night before…after Mr Ramaphosa enjoyed an opulent royal banquet on Tuesday evening at Buckingham Palace. 

Hosted by King Charles III and Camilla Queen Consort, the extravagant banquet saw the royals don their finery for the lavish occasion – the King’s first state visit since ascending the throne.  

After greeting the South African PM yesterday morning, the Prince and Princess of Wales also attended the evening banquet alongside other senior royals, with Kate Middleton, 40, wearing a a gem-embellished white ballgown from her favoured designer Jenny Packham.

What awaits on day two of the state visit? Follow our live coverage of Mr Ramaphosa’s trip to (a potentially very soggy) Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, where he’ll be accompanied by The Earl of Wessex.

Plus the latest news on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s upcoming Netflix series, due for release next month… 

Quite a night! King Charles III (centre) and his wife Camilla, Queen Consort, welcomed South African president Cyril Ramaphosa (left) to the state banquet at Buckingham Palace

The Princess of Wales, wearing a a gem-embellished white ballgown from her favoured designer Jenny Packham, appeared to chat happily with the South African premier as she accompanied into the event last night (pictured) 

Guests at the extravagant occasion last night dined on  a lavish menu of two mains: grilled brill with wild mushrooms, truffles and sorrel sauce or ballotine of Windsor Pheasant filled with artichokes, quince compote and port sauce

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