Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Jewelry
By now you have all watched the splendor of the Royal Wedding. Carriages, flowers, cake, crazy hats, and crowds. But standing out against the pomp and circumstance of the affair was Kate Middlton, drawing gasps in an Alexander McQueen wedding dress. And while the billows of white fabric drew plenty of eyes, the jewelry topped off her look perfectly. We take a look at the diamonds befitting a princess.
Kate chose to wear the Cartier “halo” tiara, which has a long history. It was made in 1936 and purchased by the Duke of York (later King George VI) for his wife, Elizabeth’s mother (also Elizabeth). Queen Elizabeth received it as an 18th-birthday present, at which time she was Princess Elizabeth.
Kate’s earrings were custom-made by Robinson Pelham to match her tiara. The diamond drops, presented to her by her parents are adorned with acorn motifs, inspired by the family’s new crest.
Kate’s wedding band is Welsh gold by Wartski, which also crafted Welsh-gold wedding bands for Prince Charles and Camilla.