Kate Middleton has come a long way from her days on the catwalk at a St Andrews University fashion show.

These days, she’s attending State Banquets alongside her husband, Prince William, and her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, wearing the most beautiful jewels – borrowed from the Queen, no less.

Kate donned the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara, formerly owned by Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana, as she attended a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace for the King and Queen of Spain.

It is only the sixth time that Kate has worn a tiara, and the third time she has worn this particular piece of jewellery, which perfectly complimented her dress by Marchesa.

Kate teamed the tiara with a lacy pink dress by Marchesa and a dazzling necklace belonging to The Queen – the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Bandeau Necklace, a V shaped diamond and ruby collar ending in a diamond drop pendant.

Kate most notably wore the Cartier Halo tiara on her wedding day, as well the Lotus Flower for a Diplomatic reception in 2013 and again for a state dinner in 2015 and the Cambridge Lover’s Knot (once worn by Princess Diana), which she has now worn three times.

The Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara was made by royal jewellers Garrard in 1914 for Queen Mary and passed down through royal generations.

It was allegedly so heavy that it gave Diana headaches , however she wore it several times.

After her death, it was kept in a safe until it was given to Kate, who has worn it twice before – at the annual Buckingham Palace diplomatic reception in 2015 and 2016.

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