The Duchess of Cambridge in the Lotus Flower tiara at the reception for the Diplomatic Corps in London in December 2013
It's the first time that the duchess has been seen in public in a tiara since her wedding (she may well do the washing up in one every night but then again...) and this look didn't quite match the spectacle of the wedding day. Kate was wearing Alexander McQueen again but no veil and bad lighting in the car that swept her and William into the reception meant that this was hardly the best chance to spot the sparkle on a tiara. The Lotus Flower belonged to the Queen Mother who gave it to Princess Margaret and it started life as a necklace. For now, it's the go to tiara for this queen consort in waiting. As long as granny doesn't mind.