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Old 06-12-2011, 08:47 PM
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I can't see any reason for Kate to avoid wearing Diana's jewelry.
Who is to wear it, if not the wives of Diana's sons?

(And possibly her granddaughters, but it is far too soon to consider that).
I agree.

The earrings are lovely. Kate wears them well.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:57 PM
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Thank you so much for posting these. I saw the earrings in the telegraph article as they were commenting on Kate recycling the brocade coat. The earrings were such a match for the engagement ring that I knew there was more to this....and here, you guys have it already! Thanks.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:35 AM
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Me too! I bet we see the 'baby gift' pearl necklace with the pave diamond heart soon.
I seem to recall reading that that very pretty necklace was not a gift from Charles but bought by Diana for herself with money from an inheritance; in the Leslie Field book, I think.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:08 AM
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Yes they are Diana's earrings, worn during her first visit to Cardiff on 29 Oct 1981. Still shots from my book Charles & Diana, The Prince and Princess of Wales, show that these are danglers. There is a similar smaller stone on the earlobe with the drop below. It appears that the earrings have been modified for Catherine :-)
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YouTube - ‪Princess Diana gives speech in Welsh (Wow!)‬‏

Diana's Blue Stone Earrings
Here is a better shot of the sapphire and diamond drops worn by Diana and now Kate!
I am not sure these are the earrings that Kate wore to St George's yesterday. The earrings Diana had seemed to have much larger sapphires, and on the whole, were a much larger scale, IMO.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:33 AM
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... and the question is - would William not like to give his Duchess something completely new - to start their own tradition? If these are really "real" jewelry (and not custom like we have seen in the past ) - couldn't they not simply be something new - as a wedding gift?
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:36 AM
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... and the question is - would William not like to give his Duchess something complete new - to start their own tradition? If these are really "real" jewelry (and not custom like we have some in the past ) - couldn't they not simply be something new - as a wedding gift?
Fair point. They could also be something from the royal vaults that have not been used for some time.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:20 AM
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Earrings

I presume these are the ones we think Catherine wore

http://dianasjewels.net/Earrings/AADS002127.jpg
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:28 AM
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These beautiful sapphire and diamond earings look wonderful on Catherine and I am so glad that they are being worn again. Diana had an incredibly beautiful collection of jewels and always looked stunning when she wore them. And now hopefully in times to come, we will see some of them again. I am not for comparing Catherine and Diana in any way shape or form, but seeing these jewels has given me a renewed interest in the jewels that Diana wore and jewels in general.
I am quite sure that William will give Catherine some new jewellery and she will also be able to hopefully to choose some pieces from the collection to wear as well.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:58 AM
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It could well be that these earrings were modified for Catherine to wear.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:20 AM
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In my opinion, they may be earrings new to Catherine as that style is quite popular.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:56 AM
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Ok since DuchessMarry and ayee brought up the subject (:P ) I've been thinking about jewelry selection for her. How about QEII lending her the Cambridge's knot tiara?
Before the wedding the majority of members clearly were against such, understandably saying it would allowed even more comparession with Diana.
I would like to know what about now, that they are already married, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Do you think is still too soon or you'd prefer Catherine to never wear it?

I hope she does wear the Lovers Knot, I think it would look amazzzingg on her. Those tiara's have been passed down and down why stop now? It is only the next step that she would wear it IMO anyway.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:37 AM
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What do you think about these?
Wouldn't they be a nice gift?

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Old 06-13-2011, 11:01 AM
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How wonderful to see the Duchess wearing some beautiful jewelled earrings - unfortunately I don't believe they are the earrings worn by the late Princess Diana in the above photograph posted by wymanda. They are similar but not the same. I am happy to be proved wrong however!! I look forward with anticipation to see what comes out of the vaults for the American trip!!!
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:37 AM
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Diana's Blue Stone Earrings
Scrolling further down on this link, I see that Diana wore them exactly the same way Kate wore them during her first tour to Australia...so no major modifications, just a display of a wonderful heirloom. Warms my heart to see these gems in public again

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...ings%2Fp17.jpg

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...2FQV001249.jpg
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:10 PM
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The earrings Catherine wore at St George's could certainly be the dangling bit of the earrings that Diana wore above.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:41 PM
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Is there anyway to get a close up of Kate's earrings...with all the masters of pictures on this forum, I am sure someone could give us a close up so we can see.
http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-...307892538.html

I found this close up: looks like the same earrings to me...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/...47_634x587.jpg

I would so love to see that wonderful set of blue stones out and about again...I think she should wear all of them. what good is it to have them locked away somewhere......
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:14 PM
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After the excitement of the earrings yesterday, I am now disappointed with the choice of jewellery today - I don't think either the earrings or the simple cross necklace work with the decorative coat(which incidentally I think is right up there).
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:38 PM
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Catherine of Cambridge's Style

SIGH!!!

We are never satisfied! Let's put it in perspective. A detail here, a detail there might not please us; she's too thin; she needs more colour, less colour; skirts too short; hair up/hair down... and on and on.

The truth is that, despite all of the above, our lovely new Duchess consistently looks as well or better than any other royal. And yet she has not worn styles that make it seem that she is seeking to take the focus away from anyone else (in particular, the Queen and Camilla). She is classy, understated and elegant. I give her high praise for hitting the mark day in, day out with the attention of the world fixed obsessively on her. She smiles, she seems relaxed, she is a credit to William, to the royal family and to her country!
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AMEN to that, Susanna...

She is 'just the ticket'...
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SIGH!!!

We are never satisfied! Let's put it in perspective. A detail here, a detail there might not please us; she's too thin; she needs more colour, less colour; skirts too short; hair up/hair down... and on and on.

The truth is that, despite all of the above, our lovely new Duchess consistently looks as well or better than any other royal. And yet she has not worn styles that make it seem that she is seeking to take the focus away from anyone else (in particular, the Queen and Camilla). She is classy, understated and elegant. I give her high praise for hitting the mark day in, day out with the attention of the world fixed obsessively on her. She smiles, she seems relaxed, she is a credit to William, to the royal family and to her country!
Absolutely agree, she is just lovely!!!
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