Kate Middleton Brought Her Tiara and Red Jenny Packham Back Out for Royal Family Photo

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The Duchess of Cambridge and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 20, 2015. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool /Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge and Chinese President Xi Jinping at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 20, 2015. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool /Getty Images

In today's much-anticipated edition of Royals: They're Just Like Us!, Queen Elizabeth & Co. gathered for a Windsor family photo before Buckingham Palace's annual Diplomatic Reception on Thursday evening. The gang (sans Prince Harry, unfortunately) was all there: Duchess Camilla, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Duke Philip and of course, Duchess Kate and Duke William. The Duchess recycled a red bespoke Jenny Packham gown, which she first wore in October 2015 to attend a state banquet in honor of visiting Chinese president Xi Jinping. While the dress's original purpose was to represent the color of China's flag, it also doubles quite well for the holiday season. Good thinking, Kate!

Meanwhile, the Duchess was also photographed wearing Princess Diana's favorite diamond and pearl Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara given to the late Princess of Wales as a wedding gift from the Queen in 1981. (It's so heavy that it reportedly gave Diana headaches.) According to The Telegraph, the Garrard piece actually dates back to Queen Mary, who commissioned it in 1914. 

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