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Old 10-20-2015, 06:37 PM
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This whole look made me so happy, and I love the lotus tiara. The one thing I did notice is the base of the tiara is visible- her hairdresser may need to pop over to Sweden to get a tiara hair lesson :)


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Old 10-20-2015, 06:43 PM
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Catherine's jewels are stunning. She looks fantastic. The bracelets and earrings are just as beautiful as the tiara.
Yes couldn't agree more all that was missing was a Royal Order but other than that the Duchess looked radiant and wonderful to see the Lotus Flower Tiara again.
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:57 PM
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At long last! It's wonderful to see Catherine wearing a tiara with proper, full pictures! I was worried earlier we may only have seen the dreaded "arriving in a car" shot. The whole ensemble is quite understated but all the sparkles of the tiara and earnings (and the dress) really make up for it!
And two very noticeable diamond bracelets! Oh happy days.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:03 PM
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Very happy about the tiara and diamond bracelets. Just as disappointed about the hair, trip to Sweden is necessary!
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:17 PM
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Her jewels were stunning. Nice personal loan from The Queen.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:34 PM
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Bracelets from the Queen Mum and The DOE's wedding bracelet gift to Her Majesty. From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault

That loan of the second bracelet is especially emotionally significant IMHO.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:42 PM
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Wonder why no orders?
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:53 PM
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The RFO is made of ivory. Given William's public stance on the issue she will probably never wear one by her own choosing. When William becomes King he can change the material they are made from.
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Old 10-20-2015, 07:59 PM
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Charles would probably change the material first for his. Maybe a porcelain base, given the British history with porcelain?


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Old 10-20-2015, 08:02 PM
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The RFO is made of ivory. Given William's public stance on the issue she will probably never wear one by her own choosing. When William becomes King he can change the material they are made from.

And just speculating... The queen may well be aware of the potential for Kate and William to be called on that in the press and it may have been discussed. Perhaps she showed her approval of and relationship with Kate through other means this evening: the very significant loan of her wedding bracelet.


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Old 10-20-2015, 08:05 PM
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I guess those ridiculous rumors that QE2 doesn't like the D of C should be put to rest. Wedding earnings are pretty special.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:35 PM
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And just speculating... The queen may well be aware of the potential for Kate and William to be called on that in the press and it may have been discussed. Perhaps she showed her approval of and relationship with Kate through other means this evening: the very significant loan of her wedding bracelet.


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I was surprised she wasn't wearing the RFO and admittedly disappointed. The ivory stance is completely understandable at this occasion. I did take comfort in the fact that HM loaned to Catherine a very personal piece of jewelry her wedding bracelet from Prince Philip.
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:57 PM
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Does she own the art deco bracelet on her right arm? Is that the PoW's gift?


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Old 10-20-2015, 09:19 PM
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The bracelets are the Queen's. The Art Deco one is a wedding present from Philip and the other was Queen Mary's.


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Old 10-20-2015, 09:23 PM
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From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: State Visit from China, State Banquet
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:29 PM
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The RFO is made of ivory. Given William's public stance on the issue she will probably never wear one by her own choosing. When William becomes King he can change the material they are made from.
If the Queen really wanted the Duchess to wear one she would change the material if that was an issue. The Duchess belongs to another generation than the rest of the family that has received the order. Her time will come.
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:36 AM
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And just speculating... The queen may well be aware of the potential for Kate and William to be called on that in the press and it may have been discussed. Perhaps she showed her approval of and relationship with Kate through other means this evening: the very significant loan of her wedding bracelet.

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Couldn't the RFO order be recycled from a previous wearer? I would imagine that Queen Mum's RFO from QEII would have gone back to the vaults. Would William or Harry have Princess Diana's RFO from QEII?
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:58 AM
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Couldn't the RFO order be recycled from a previous wearer? I would imagine that Queen Mum's RFO from QEII would have gone back to the vaults. Would William or Harry have Princess Diana's RFO from QEII?
I think the Orders are recycled. Most likely Sophie and Camilla have received recycled Orders. Catherine's order will probably be a recycled one as well. Her's is coming probably within the new year. It's not far off given the amount of time she's been a high ranking serving royal.
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