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Spotted: Duchess Kate Middleton Wearing Princess Diana’s Tiara

It was a gift from Queen Elizabeth II.
Spotted: Duchess Kate Middleton Wearing Princess Diana’s Tiara It was a gift from Queen Elizabeth II.

In 1981, the late Princess Diana received a diamond and pearl encrusted crown called the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara, which was a wedding gift from the Queen of England.

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Known for her classic and sophisticated style that made her a fashion icon in the 1980s, Princess Diana had been seen stylishly rocking the sparkly piece in countless occasions. This is also the reason why journalists are calling it her favorite.

(Mark Cuthbert UK Press)

Today, at the Queen’s annual Diplomatic Reception, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was seen with the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, wearing the exact same tiara paired with what seems to be a powder blue boat neck lace frock. Known to favor hats over the bejeweled headpiece, Kate has only been seen wearing a tiara on very special occasions, thrice to be exact.

(Pascal Le Segretain, Getty)

The first time was on her wedding day, wearing the Cartier Halo tiara.

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It was followed by her first state banquet welcoming the Chinese President and the 2013 Diplomatic reception, both times wearing the Lotus Flower tiara.  

In all these events, donning a tiara was part of the dress code. It pays to have a stylish mother-in-law, but it’s also pretty clear Kate and Diana are both drawn to anything simple, classic, and chic—this tiara included. Now, we wonder if Princess Charlotte will take after both her mother and grandmother’s sophisticated taste. 

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