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.
These elegant diamond and pearl earrings were among Diana's favorite pieces of jewelry. Kate wore the earrings to the 2019 BAFTAs in London.
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.
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.
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.
Also in Queen Elizabeth's collection, the four-string pearl choker has been worn by both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton for official events. Here, Diana wears the necklace at a state banquet in 1982, and Kate shows it off at a celebration of the Queen and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary in 2017.
Given to Princess Diana, these pearl earrings were meant 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.
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