Duchess of Cambridge Wears $6,400 Gift from Duke Inspired by Princess Diana

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Duchess of Cambridge Wears $6,400 Gift from Duke Inspired by Princess Diana

When the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Imperial War Museum this week, it wasn’t her blue Jenny Packham dress that was the most eye-catching element of her outfit. No, that honor goes to the impressive piece of bling on her wrist: a Cartier watch that was a present from the duke.

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Catherine Duchess of Cambride Photo (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

This particular model retails for $6,400.

Prince William gifted the watch to his wife in 2014, choosing a brand that was a favorite of his late mother, the Princess of Wales.

When she died in 1997, William and Harry were each allowed to select a piece of her jewelry to remember her by. While Harry chose her famous sapphire engagement ring, William picked out her gold Cartier watch.

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1 Catherine Duchess of Cambride Photo (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

The princes are said to have later swapped keepsakes, so that William could propose to Kate Middleton with Diana’s ring. Later in their marriage, Kate was gifted the Ballon Bleu de Cartier stainless steel watch as another poignant reminder of the presence of Diana in the couple’s life.

William even had a sapphire added to the watch, to match the duchess’s engagement ring.

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