29 December 2017

The Best Royal Jewels of 2017: #5 (Kate's Borrowed Jewels)

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The Duchess of Cambridge's borrowed royal jewels made our year in review countdown in 2016, and her collection of loaner items has only increased this year. Here are some highlights...


#5: Kate's Borrowed Jewels



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The Queen loaned Kate a little-worn royal brooch for the Passchendaele commemorations in Belgium in July. (She also wore the pearl drop earrings that belonged to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.)


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At Royal Ascot, Kate made another appearance in the Queen's Bahrain Pearl Earrings.


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The Queen's diamond and pearl earrings continued to be one of Kate's jewelry wardrobe staples in 2017, including an appearance at a Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey.


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Kate wore the Queen's Wedding Bracelet again this year, including an outing at the BAFTAs in February in London.


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For an event at Kensington Palace dedicated to the Anna Freud Centre, Kate wore the Queen's diamond frame earrings with a diamond bracelet also borrowed from HM.


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The diamond bracelet made from one of Queen Mary's choker necklaces and the Queen's diamond chandelier earrings adorned Kate during a dinner in Paris hosted by the British ambassador.


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Kate wore the Queen's Japanese Pearl Choker Necklace for the first time at the big royal 70th wedding anniversary party in November.


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And she borrowed one of the family's many diamond rivieres for the annual diplomatic reception in December.


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But the highlight of the year was undoubtedly her appearance in the Greville Ruby Necklace at the Spanish state banquet in July!