Being a royal has its perks: world class luxury, a wardrobe to die for and all the diamonds you could possibly want. But who knew that the Duchess of Cambridge ‘s jewellery box alone is worth £600,000? The shocking figure comes from a new book, ‘How To Dress Like A Princess: The Secrets of Kate’s Wardrobe.’ In it, author Claudia Joseph describes Kate’s “magpie-like eye” for jewellery, adding: “ Although people tend to focus on the incredible gems and tiaras that she borrows from the Queen, most people will be amazed to see the extraordinary collection she has amassed since her marriage.” Most of Kate’s most impressive pieces have been presents from Prince William who has gifted Kate on occasions such as birthdays, Christmases and even when she gave birth to Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Some other jewels have been passed down through the royal family, meaning that the Duchess is unlikely to have spent anywhere near £600,000 on the collection. But whether it’s mega-expensive watches from Cartier or her famous sapphire engagement ring, the Duchesses jewellery collection is always growing. It’s estimated that the actual value of Kate’s collection is closer to £1 million when you count a £150,000 diamond bracelet gifted by Prince Charles and a Cartier diamond set bought by her parents and her husband. Although she has a jewellery collection any woman would die for, the Duchess is also impartial to the odd high street buy, having worn pieces from the likes of Zara in the past. Take a look at some of her most expensive items. Follow us on Instag r am and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. Read more from Yahoo Style UK: The fragrances Diana, Kate and Queen Elizabeth wore on their wedding days The Duchess of Cambridge’s top maternity style moments The jewellery owned by Princess Diana that the Duchess of Cambridge loves to wear
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It's known that the Duchess of Cambridge wears Princess Diana's sapphire engagement ring. But that's not the only jewelry she's borrowed from Diana.
To honor Princess Diana publicly ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death, the Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry visited The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace with the Duchess on Wednesday morning.
When Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially ended their marriage in 1996, after 15 years, Diana was the most talked-about woman in the world. Besides theirs being the most famous divorce in the world at the time, Diana, Princess of Wales, had a style aesthetic that fascinated the public — during her engagement, marriage, and separation, as well as after the divorce. After a few early stumbles (the ’80s weren’t kind to most women), Diana became renowned for the wit she showed with her style. She honed a rebellious glamour over the years, and there was something joyful about her sartorial choices. It’s why her style still resonates, 20 years after her death on Aug. 31, 1997. When it comes to her fashion legacy, Diana was a style icon to millions of women. Her evolution from scruffy Sloane Ranger — a distinctive upper-class look of the time — to chic sophisticate sparked and reignited numerous trends. Scroll through for a peek at many of the looks she was behind. Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
By not sticking to tradition, Diana, Princess of Wales, earned her place in the pantheon of best-dressed women in history. And it’s a position that has only been more firmly fixed in the two decades since her death, the anniversary of which is Aug. 31. Her style evolution — from a feather-haired “Sloane Ranger” in frilly, pie-crust blouses and endless pastels to the regal woman who confidently strode in bodycon velvet, athleisure outfits, and glamorous jewels — hinged on what was some major bending of the royal rules of fashion at the time. The princess’s risk-taking moves — such as wearing denim overalls in public (the scandal!) — paved the way for Kate Middleton’s casual-glam mom style. “Diana often didn’t wear gloves or hats, and was the first female royal to wear trousers to an evening event,” exhibit curator Eleri Lynn told WWD during a walk-through of “ Diana: Her Fashion Story ,” an exhibition now at Kensington Palace that showcases the most iconic looks Diana wore during public outings, as well as the reasoning behind the outfits. “She learned the unwritten rules of royal dressing,” Lynn added, “but liked to break them sometimes.” Read more at Yahoo Style + Beauty: Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
The Smythe "Duchess" blazer, a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, is getting a candy-color makeover for an important cause.
The Smythe "Duchess" blazer, a favourite of the 35-year-old royal, is getting a candy-coloured makeover for an important cause.
In 2013, the Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister, Pippa Middleton, gave her an engraved necklace to celebrate the birth of Prince George.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been known to don royal heirlooms, often those that were once worn by Princess Diana, from a three-string pearl bracelet to the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara, but it turns out she has also been wearing an even more symbolic piece. Shortly after Prince George’s birth, she received from her sister […]
A royal always has to look perfect. But the Duchess of Cambridge, a royal style icon, might not be as much of a super-saver as previously thought.
The Duchess of Cambridge's fashion choice was likened to Ivanka Trump's on Thursday when the royal stepped out in a yellow dress in Berlin.
During a 5-day visit to Warsaw, Poland, with Prince William and their children, Kate Middleton wore a white, low-cut dress by Polish designer Gosia Baczynska.