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Kate Middleton Wears Tiara for Charles’ First State Banquet as King | It Was Once Worn by Princess Diana
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Kate Middleton Wears Tiara for Charles’ First State Banquet as King | It Was Once Worn by Princess Diana

The Princess of Wales wore the Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot tiara said to be more than a century old.

Cover Image Source: Getty Images | (L) Aaron Chown; (R) Hulton Archive
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Kate Middleton is living up to her title of the Princess of Wales! The 40-year-old royal dazzled in a beautiful tiara that is said to be over a century old. It was also one of the late Princess Diana's favorite headpieces. This was the first time Kate Middleton was spotted wearing a tiara in three years and it was for a very special occasion. King Charles’ first state banquet as monarch took place at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, reports HuffPost.

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The Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot tiara once belonged to Princess Diana. The stunning sparkler is over 100 years old and is believed to be one of the oldest royal jewels the Princess has worn so far. It was originally commissioned by the jeweler Garrard by Queen Mary in either 1913 or 1914. It was first filled on top with upright pearls which were later removed from the tiara. Now there is a row of dazzling diamond brilliants along the top of the piece, according to The Court Jeweller. The Queen received the piece in 1953 and in 1981 she gave it to her new daughter-in-law, Diana Spencer.