Kate Middleton Wearing Princess Diana’s Jewelry

Princess Diana had an unrivaled jewelry box during her lifetime, so it’s no surprise that many of her famous pieces of jewelry have been passed on to her daughters-in-law. Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have worn sentimental jewels from their late mother-in-law on numerous occasions, which is exactly in line with Diana’s final wishes. Before her untimely death, the Princess wrote a “letter of wishes” that stated: ” I would like you to allocate all my jewellery to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it. I leave the exact division of the jewellery to your discretion.”

Here, we’re taking a look at the most sentimental and stunning pieces of jewelry Kate inherited from Princess Diana.

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Diamond and South Sea Pearl Earrings

These elegant diamond and pearl earrings were among Diana’s favorite pieces of jewelry. Kate wore the earrings to the 2019 BAFTAs in London.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore them again at the 2022 Royal Ascot. She paired them with a gorgeous polka-dot dress for the annual horse racing event.

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Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

These earrings were originally a wedding gift to Princess Diana, part of a suite of jewels given by Crown Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia. William gave the earrings to Kate after he proposed in 2010, and the Duchess updated the design into a drop style. They’ve become one of Kate’s signature earrings through the years.

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Sapphire Engagement Ring

Perhaps the most famous piece of jewelry Kate inherited from Princess Diana is this sapphire engagement ring. The ring was created by British jeweler Garrard and chosen by Prince Charles for his proposal to Diana in 1981. In 2010, Prince William presented the ring, which features a 12-carat oval Ceylon surrounded by 14 solitaire diamond, to Kate for their engagement.

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Three Stand Pearl Bracelet

This pearl bracelet frequently worn by Princess Diana was designed by Nigel Milne in 1988. Kate debuted the bracelet during a royal tour in Germany back in 2017.

While on her and Prince William’s royal tour of the Caribbean, the duchess finished her lace Alexander McQueen look with her mother-in-law’s bracelet.

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Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara

Queen Elizabeth will often lend jewelry in her collection to other members of the royal family for extended periods of time. Such is the case with the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara, which was a favorite of Princess Diana’s back in the day. After her death, the piece wasn’t seen again until Kate Middleton put it on in 2015. Since then, it’s become one of Kate’s favorite headpieces.

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Four-String Pearl Choker

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Collingwood Pearl Earrings

Collingwood jewelers gave Princess Diana these pearl earrings as a wedding gift. She wore them for the first time a month before her nuptials with Prince Charles, and continued to sport them frequently thereafter. Kate Middleton first donned the earrings in 2017 for a Spanish state banquet.

Kate also wore the Collingwood Pearl Earrings in this portrait, taken to mark her 40th birthday. See all three of the photos of Kate released in celebration of the milestone in January 2022, here.

And she wore them again at Prince Philip’s memorial service in spring 2022, pairing them with one of Diana’s favorite pattern, polka dots.

Not long after, she wore the elegant drop earrings once more for a service at Westminster Abbey to mark Anzac Day.

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The Reinvented Sapphire Necklace

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Double-Drop Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

At the 2022 Trooping the Colour parade, Kate wore Diana’s double-drop sapphire and diamond earrings for the first time in public.

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