Duchess Kate glitters in Princess Diana's tiara

Kate Middleton dazzles in Princess Diana's tiara at Buckingham Palace dinner

The Duchess of Cambridge rarely wears her hair up to hide the scar just next to her hairline.

The Queen Mother liked Princess Augusta's tiara so much she commissioned Garrard jewellers to design a new piece inspired by her grandmother's and made out of Queen Mary's existing jewellery pieces.

JOHN STILLWELL via Getty Images Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, walks with Rear Admiral Ludger Brummelaar (R) as they attend a state banquet in honor of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at Buckingham Palace in London on October 23.

Worn by the 36-year-old duchess a number of times previously, once in 2017 and on another occasion in 2016, the Cambridge "Lover's Knot" tiara has an extensive regal history, having capped the crowns of a long line of royals since 1818, including the beloved Princess Diana. But to match its sparkling combination of pearls and diamonds, was a rather impressive necklace never seen on the Duchess before. "It's shocking, actually, she really needs a fashion makeover", one wrote.

Poor Alexandra needed all the sparkle she could get as she said "I do" for hers was very far from a happy royal event.

The Queen inherited the necklace following her mother's death in 2002, but has not been photographed wearing it.

Since then, she has also worn two other headpieces from the Queen's collection, including the Lotus Flower and the Lover's Knot. There would have been a lot of people who would have been keen to meet her but she did met those who had hoped to. It consists of eight pearls connected by diamond festoons, and featuring drop pearls that hang elegantly from the main body of the necklace.

Kate and Prince William were among a clutch of royals, headed by Queen Elizabeth, who turned out to greet the Dutch royals for the kind of glittery gala that only Buckingham Palace can offer.

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