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All the times royal women have borrowed the Queen’s glittering jewellery

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Meghan Markle, the Queen and Kate Middleton

 

From stunning bracelets and earrings to necklaces and tiaras… They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and that’s certainly the case for Her Majesty the Queen. The 95-year-old monarch has a treasure chest filled with jewels, which she regularly lends to members of her family. Some of her most stunning pieces have been seen on the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex on their wedding days.

 

 

Click through to see all the times the Queen has loaned her precious jewels to her beloved family… The Duchess of Cambridge borrowed a pair of stunning sapphire and diamond earrings from the Queen when she watched Cruella at a drive-in cinema event at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland in May 2021.

 

 

The Dubai Looped Sapphire Demi-Parure was gifted to Her Majesty during her Middle East tour in 1979.In December 2021, Kate once again borrowed the Queen Mother’s diamond and sapphire drop earrings to attend a carol concert at Westminster Abbey.

 

 

For her marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on 17 July 2020, Princess Beatrice was given the honour of borrowing Queen Mary’s diamond fringe tiara – the headpiece the Queen wore on her wedding day to Prince Philip in 1947. The tiara was originally made for Queen Mary by Garrard and Co. in 1919, from a diamond necklace given by Queen Victoria for her wedding.

 

 

It is believed the Queen first wore these large teardrop earrings, which feature a line of four diamonds framed by a cluster of round diamonds, at the State Opening of Parliament in 2012. Kate was recently spotted wearing them with an emerald green £1,000 Emilia Wickstead dress for the NATO reception at Buckingham Palace.

 

 

The brunette beauty has worn the gems on multiple occasions, including at the Place2Be Awards in 2016, a gala at Kensington Palace in 2017 and while on tour in Norway and Sweden. The brunette beauty has worn the gems on multiple occasions, including at the Place2Be Awards in 2016, a gala at Kensington Palace in 2017 and while on tour in Norway and Sweden.

 

 

Royal watchers may remember seeing the breathtaking Cartier Halo Tiara on Princess Anne in 1970, during her tour of New Zealand. If not, they’ll definitely recognise the spectacular piece from Prince William and Kate’s royal wedding. The Duchess of Cambridge was a true fairytale bride wearing the tiara that was given to the Queen on her 18th birthday when she was still Princess Elizabeth.

 

 

Meghan looked sensational on her wedding day, topping off her bridal look with the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara. The tiara is a little-known piece which was first created for the Queen’s grandmother Queen Mary back in 1932.

 

 

It features a stunning floral-shaped suspended brooch in the centre and 11 intricate glittering sections in the bandeau. Queen Mary bequeathed the bandeau and brooch to the Queen on her death in 1953.

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