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Kate Middleton steps out wearing handsome Diana hand-me-down

07 December 2017

Kate Middleton often likes to honour her late mother-in-law through the jewellery and the clothes that she wears.

Recently, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was spotted at the Queen's winter party wearing the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara. It was originally made for Queen Mary in 1914, then passed down to Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana and now the Duchess of Cambridge.

(It's also sometimes referred to as Queen Mary's Lover's Knot.) The piece is inspired by a tiara owned by the monarch's grandmother, Princess Augusta of Hesse, who was also the Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate, 35, glowed with health and was dripping in diamonds, with her hair swept back to the nape of her neck, and she opted for a light blush and smokey eyes teamed with dusty pink lips for the royal event.

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According to The Mirror, Kate selected the tiara most favoured by the late Princess Diana of Wales for the Queen's annual Diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace.

The glittering tiara, featuring diamonds and pearls, is more than 100 years old.

The annual evening reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Buckingham Palace in December 2016. When Middleton wore the stunning headpiece in 2015, it was the first time it had been worn since Diana's passing in 1997. The formal name of this tiara is Queen Mary's Lover's Knot.

Kate Middleton steps out wearing handsome Diana hand-me-down