The Real History Behind Kate Middleton’s Royal Jewelry


The Duchess of Cambridge is conscious for her perfectly crafted sense of style, and that extends to her glittering supplementals. A decade ago, Kate Middleton wasn’t really one for major s rkle. But access to Queen consort Elizabeth II’s jewelry vault could turn any woman into a bling-lover. Kate has been charmed to wear heritage pieces either as loans or as gifts, including her diamond-encrusted Majestic Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II badge. We’ve tracked down the experiences of all the special pieces that Kate has added to her wardrobe. From diamond-encrusted pins with deep meanings to tricky tiaras, here’s a look at the myriad diamonds Kate’s worn — so far.

Additional reporting by Allie Merriam

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