22 November 2016

The Queen's Diamonds for Kate

Kate attends the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards (Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Mansion House in London this evening, and she brought some rather regal diamonds along with her.

Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

These diamond earrings are yet another pair borrowed from the Queen. Isn't it great to see Kate's access to the vaults increasing?

Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Here's a closer look. The pair features a cluster stud with a floral motif, from which a pendant of four graduating diamonds is suspended. The pendant is surrounded by a diamond frame.

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

These have only begun appearing on the Queen in public in the last few years, which suggests they may be newer acquisitions rather than royal heirlooms. (We don't know for sure, though, as no provenance information has been released.) Above, the Queen wears the earrings during the State Opening of Parliament in May 2012.

Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

Here's a look at Kate's full ensemble for the evening, which includes a belt embellished with crystals.