The Queen Loaned Kate Middleton Another Diamond Bracelet and We Couldn’t Be More Jealous

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Kate Middleton wearing the Queen’s bracelet at the Anna Freud gala in London on Nov. 7, 2017 Photo (C) SHUTTERSTOCK, AP
Kate Middleton wearing the Queen’s bracelet at the Anna Freud gala in London on Nov. 7, 2017 Photo (C) SHUTTERSTOCK, AP

The Queen Loaned Kate Middleton Another Diamond Bracelet and We Couldn’t Be More Jealous

There’s nothing like a diamond hand-me-down — especially when the one doing the handing down is Queen Elizabeth.

Kate Middleton debuted a sparkly “new” bracelet at the Anna Freud Centre gala dinner on Tuesday evening that is believed to have come straight from the 91-year-old monarch’s personal jewelry collection.

The Diamond Quatrefoil Bracelet once belonged to the Queen Mother and was likely handed down as part of a vast collection of jewelry given to the Queen after her mother’s death in 2002.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks during her address to the house of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster, central London on May 25, 2010.  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II set out the new coalition government's legislative programme on Tuesday in a ceremony of pomp and history following the closest general election for decades.      AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal/Pool (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II speaks during her address to the house of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament in Westminster, central London on May 25, 2010. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II set out the new coalition government’s legislative programme on Tuesday in a ceremony of pomp and history following the closest general election for decades. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal/Pool (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

While not much is known about the ornate bracelet with multiple diamond quatrefoil motifs, there are pictures showing the Queen Mother wearing it back in 1958. More recently, the Queen wore it over her signature white gloves at the State Opening of Parliament in 2010.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Peter Fonagy, CEO of the Anna Freud Center at the 2017 Gala Dinner for The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF), at Kensington Palace in London on November 7, 2017.  During the Gala, The Duchess will attend a reception to hear more about this project and the work of the AFNCCF from those who are closely involved in the Charity. She will also meet with some of the charitys service users, including families who have benefitted from the work of the organisation. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Frank Augstein        (Photo credit should read FRANK AUGSTEIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Peter Fonagy, CEO of the Anna Freud Center at the 2017 Gala Dinner for The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF), at Kensington Palace in London on November 7, 2017.
During the Gala, The Duchess will attend a reception to hear more about this project and the work of the AFNCCF from those who are closely involved in the Charity. She will also meet with some of the charitys service users, including families who have benefitted from the work of the organisation. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Frank Augstein (Photo credit should read FRANK AUGSTEIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bringing it right up to the modern day, Kate teamed it with a floor-sweeping black lace dress from Diane von Furstenberg (a re-wear from 2014) accessorized with a Prada clutch and a jeweled poppy brooch to mark the upcoming Remembrance Day. Her earrings, known as the Diamond Pendant earrings, were another loan from the Queen and often chosen by Kate for glamorous evening events such as this.

Kate Middleton wearing the Queen’s bracelet at the Anna Freud gala in London on Nov. 7, 2017 Photo (C) SHUTTERSTOCK, AP
Kate Middleton wearing the Queen’s bracelet at the Anna Freud gala in London on Nov. 7, 2017 Photo (C) SHUTTERSTOCK, AP

Back in 2015, the Queen lent Kate not one but two bracelets from her personal collection for a state banquet, one of which was a wedding gift from Prince Philip. At the time, Elizabeth Galton, jeweler Mappin and Webb’s creative director, told PEOPLE, “I think it certainly shows the high esteem that the duchess is held in.”

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she arrives to attend the 2017 Gala Dinner for The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF), at Kensington Palace in London on November 7, 2017.  During the Gala, The Duchess will attend a reception to hear more about this project and the work of the AFNCCF from those who are closely involved in the Charity. She will also meet with some of the charitys service users, including families who have benefitted from the work of the organisation. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Frank Augstein        (Photo credit should read FRANK AUGSTEIN/AFP/Getty Images)  Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Peter Fonagy, CEO of the Anna Freud Center at the 2017 Gala Dinner for The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF), at Kensington Palace in London on November 7, 2017.  During the Gala, The Duchess will attend a reception to hear more about this project and the work of the AFNCCF from those who are closely involved in the Charity. She will also meet with some of the charitys service users, including families who have benefitted from the work of the organisation. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Frank Augstein        (Photo credit should read FRANK AUGSTEIN/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she arrives to attend the 2017 Gala Dinner for The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF), at Kensington Palace in London on November 7, 2017.
During the Gala, The Duchess will attend a reception to hear more about this project and the work of the AFNCCF from those who are closely involved in the Charity. She will also meet with some of the charitys service users, including families who have benefitted from the work of the organisation. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Frank Augstein (Photo credit should read FRANK AUGSTEIN/AFP/Getty Images)

We can’t wait to see what treasures emerge from the royal vaults next!

Source: PEOPLE COM
Tags: Prince William,  Prince Harry, Queen Elizabeth II

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