13 Times Kate Middleton Wore Jewels That Were on Loan

Meredith Gordon | Nov 19, 2015 Celebrities
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As the Duchess Of Cambridge, Kate Middleton's official duties require her to look her best all the time. That means Kate has to have one major closet filled with the finest dresses and gowns. But just because Kate is a princess doesn't mean she has enough jewels to dazzle the crowds at the events she attends. Thank goodness she has access to the family jewels -- the Queen's diamonds, that is. Take a look at all the dazzling diamonds and jewels Kate wore on loan. (Must be nice.)

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We aren't jealous (okay, maybe we're a little jealous) -- getting to wear the royal jewels is part and parcel of being the possible future queen! It all began with Kate's royal tiara, the crowning jewel to her beautiful wedding grown that we are still talking about. But the longer that Kate has been part of the royal family, the more and more we see royal diamonds peeping out of jacket sleeves and dangling from Kate's earlobes. And while we understand that Kate should be wearing the best and most precious bling (she is going to press events and performing her royal duties, after all), we can't help it, we're totally envious! This girl is truly lucky to have such an amazing jewelry closet to borrow from. Take a look at our favorite looks and try not to drool over these royal baubles! 

  • Wedding Tiara

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    For Kate's wedding to Prince William, she chose one of the Queen's tiaras to wear on her big day.

  • The Earrings for 'Spectre'

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    For the premiere of the new James Bond movie Spectre, Kate wore her mother's amazing chandelier earrings.

  • The Tiara for the State Dinner

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    For Buckingham Palace's first State Dinner, Kate borrowed a tiara from Grandma, also known as the Queen.

  • Diana's Ring

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    William proposed to Kate with his mother Diana's gorgeous sapphire ring.

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  • A Necklace Fit for a Queen

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    For a fundraiser at the National Portrait Gallery, Kate wore a stunning diamond necklace given to the Queen at her own wedding in 1947.

  • The Queen Mum's Earrings

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    Wearing the Queen Mum's diamond fringe earrings, Kate attended a gala for women in hedge funds. Chances are those women don't have to borrow their jewelry.

  • Tennis Earrings

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    Hidden behind her hair are Diana's sapphire earrings. Kate clearly hasn't learned the value of a ponytail just yet. We want to see the jewels!

  • The Maple Leaf Brooch

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    While visiting Canada, Kate wore a gold maple leaf brooch worn by both the Queen and Camilla Parker Bowles.

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  • Shamrock Brooch

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    For a St. Patrick's Day festivity, Kate wore a shamrock brooch, which belongs to the Queen.

  • Fern Brooch

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    While visiting New Zealand, Kate wore the Queen's fern brooch.

  • Diana's Earrings

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    Kate and William are all smiles. Maybe Diana's gorgeous sapphire earrings, which were restructured for Kate, have something to do with it.

  • Simply Sapphires

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    While touring Canada, Kate again paid tribute to her late mother-in-law Diana by wearing her earrings.

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  • Diamond Tiara

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    Leaving a diplomatic reception, Kate borrowed another tiara from the Queen.

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