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It’s no secret that Princess Diana captured the hearts and minds of people around the world, so when her son Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, wears something she once wore, people take notice.

The Royal family dressed in full regalia for a diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace. As the men wore knee-high socks, the women wore tiaras, and the duchess wore a tiara once worn by Princess Diana.

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HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 10: (NOT FOR MAGAZINE COVER USE IN GERMANY BETWEEN 15 August and 31 August 2007) Princess Of Wales In Hong Kong Wearing A Pearl And Diamond Tiara Which Was A Wedding Gift From The Queen. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
HONG KONG – NOVEMBER 10: Princess Of Wales In Hong Kong Wearing A Pearl And Diamond Tiara Which Was A Wedding Gift From The Queen. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

As Rare wrote previously, “The tiara, which was originally made for Queen Mary in 1914, was given to Princess Diana by Queen Elizabeth as a wedding present in 1981.”

The Daily Mail notes, “It was a copy of one owned by her grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse, who married the first Duke of Cambridge, seventh son of King George III, in 1818.” 

It is an heirloom worn through the generations, given to the Queen upon Queen Mary’s death.  The tiara was said to be a favorite of Diana’s.

What a beautiful homage to a wonderful woman.

Kate Middleton looks wonderful in every color

Betsi Fores About the author:
Betsi Fores is the managing editor for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @ejfores.
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