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25. Oktober 2018 - 15:48 Uhr / Clemens Fanger
She's wearing Diana's jewelry

Princess Diana’s tiara: Duchess Catherine pays tribute to her late mother-in-law

Duchess Catherine Diana's Tiara Dutch State Banquet Buckingham Palace

Catherine, the radiant: The Duchess of Cambridge had all eyes on her while she was wearing Diana's tiara.

On Tuesday evening Duchess Catherine and Prince William met the Dutch royal couple King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. At the official State Banquet, Duchess Catherine wore Princess Diana's favorite tiara.

Tuesday evening Duchess Catherine (36) and Prince William (36) met the Dutch royal couple who are on a state visit to Great Britain. Duchess Catherine had dressed up especially for this event and wore some very special jewelry to match her amazing blue Alexander McQueen dress.

Duchess Catherine Dutch State Banquet at Buckingham Palace

The Duchess of Cambridge looked amazing with her late mother-in-law's jewelry.

Lady Diana's favorite tiara

Duchess Catherine wore Princess Diana's (†) favorite tiara, also called the Lover's Knot tiara, and also a pair of her earrings. Catherine already wore the tiara on the day she got married to Prince William. The Queen had actually given the exquisite tiara to Diana as a gift on her wedding day in 1981. According to "E! News", this piece of jewelry went back into the possession of Queen Elizabeth II (92) after 'The Princess of Hearts' died in 1997.

Princess Diana with her tiara at the wedding to prince charles in 1981

Princess Diana with the tiara at her wedding in 1981.

The necklace that the Duchess combined with the tiara also belonged to another royal. As "People" magazine reports, Princess Alexandra (†), the great-grandmother of the Queen, was given the noble piece of jewelry for her wedding. 

Actually, Catherine is not the only one to wear her mother-in-law's jewelry. Duchess Meghan (37) also honored Lady Diana when she put on her butterfly earrings in Australia.