The tiara worn by the Duchess of Cambridge on her wedding day to Prince William is to go on display in Paris as part of an exhibition celebrating its designer Cartier.
The stunning tiara, which Kate dazzled in on her big day in April 2011, will form part of the biggest ever display of Cartier’s creations at the Grand Palais in the French capital, including Princess Grace of Monaco’s sparkling engagement ring.
As the world was mesmerised by the Duchess’ headpiece, Kate joined a long list of leading royal ladies to wear the tiara.
In 1936, the future King George VI commissioned Cartier to create a perfect piece for his wife Elizabeth, who would become his Queen consort and later be known as The Queen Mother.
As the then Princess Elizabeth turned 18, the Queen Mother gave the tiara to her daughter to celebrate the occasion. The headpiece would then be later worn by Princess Margaret and Princess Anne before it would be lent to Kate as her “something borrowed” in 2011.
Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge looked regal as she wore her second tiara since marrying Prince William.
New mum Kate left Prince George at home as she and the Duke of Cambridge attended a white tie ball at Buckingham Palace.
As she and William arrived at the Diplomatic Reception, Kate was spotted in the Queen Mother’s lotus flower diamond tiara, the very same one Princess Margaret had worn to the same event 55 years ago in 1958.
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The Queen’s mother was known as “Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother”.
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