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Old 07-20-2012, 02:29 PM
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wow. 49k is definitely lots for a neckless. i wonder if this was a gift by someone or she bought it on her own (maybe it was lent by cartier?). i personally don't find it very appropriate in these economic climate to wear a 49k piece of jewelry so casually, for a daytime event.

appart from that, she looked lovely and the dress was perfect for her.
Cartier have already confirmed the necklace is not a loan, so Kate must have either bought it herself (which seems somewhat unlikely), or it was a gift.
St James Palace spokesman said Kate has had the necklace for a while - which could mean anything from a month, to a couple of years.
I think it is likely the necklace was either a wedding, or 30th anniversary gift from Prince Charles, William, or the Middletons.
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:44 AM
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I do not understand this cost discussion again! When we talk about royals we talk about people living a rich life. And in Kates case we have a royal already rich before becoming royal! and married with a very rich royal (pcs Dianas fortune). So where is the problem having an expensive jewellery?
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:59 AM
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I do not understand this cost discussion again! When we talk about royals we talk about people living a rich life. And in Kates case we have a royal already rich before becoming royal! and married with a very rich royal (pcs Dianas fortune). So where is the problem having an expensive jewellery?
There's nothing wrong with her wearing or having expensive jewellery. But some posters myself included think that £49,000 for the necklace she wore was unreasonable. It's also part of a "discussion" to wonder where it came from. Whilst William and Charles have a lot of money, dropping £49k for one necklace is a bit much IMO.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:26 AM
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I do not understand this cost discussion again! When we talk about royals we talk about people living a rich life. And in Kates case we have a royal already rich before becoming royal! and married with a very rich royal (pcs Dianas fortune). So where is the problem having an expensive jewellery?
I don't understand why this only seems to be an issues when it comes to Kate. Like every royals buy their stuff from the Gap
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:37 AM
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I don't understand why this only seems to be an issues when it comes to Kate. Like every royals buy their stuff from the Gap
It's not. You can look at every fashion forum and see discussion about the cost of clothing and jewellery. Particularly the CP Mary thread, woman who gets criticised for wearing h&m.

Also GAP clothing whether high street or outlet is not cheap.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:12 AM
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I don't get why it is too much. It might not be much for her or the royal family, if they have access to the wealth then they can spend it on what they like. Who are we to decide if it was good money spent or not. Sooner or later Kate would buy piece to build her own collection with valuable pieces.

Lets remember that Kate doesn't come from a family that cannot afford such a price tag, moreover she married into the royal family who are also able to spend that much.

49K on a cartier necklace might sound cheap for that design if you would compare it other brands such as Harry Winston or Graff which would be selling it for much more.
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The Duchess of Cambridge as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery

Work is under way of an official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge for the National Portrait Gallery:
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:43 AM
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The Duchess of Cambridge, as Patron, will attend The Portrait Gala 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, on Feb 11.

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Photographer David Bailey and Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger will also attend the National Portrait Gallery event with Kate.

Apparently it is a black-tie dinner.
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The event will be the first of a number of engagements coming up for the Cambridges in February.
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Good to know! I will be in London, so I may just try my luck to get a glimpse.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:53 AM
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Looking forward to HRH official engagements.
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Busy week for the young royals starting tomorrow, with Kate marking her first engagement of 2014 with a black tie gala for @NPGLondon

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Tune in to @SkyArts tomorrow night for a special, hour-long programme on Bailey's Stardust #davidbailey http://ow.ly/tthRp

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Guests have started arriving at the National Portrait Gallery for a findraising dinner to be attended by the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Liz Hurley is among the first arrivals at the NPG. She's looking very glamorous.

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Actor Alan Rickman and photographer David Bailey are also among the guests here who will meet the Duchess.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:12 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge is due to arrive @NPGLondon at around 7.45 p.m according to the Mirror #kate

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The Duchess of Cambridge has arrived in a Jenny Packham gown.

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Kate's jewels on loan from queen. Nizam of Hyderabad necklace. Queen given it as wedding gift
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The Duchess of Cambridge wore the same ink blue Jenny Packham dress in October at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala.

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Kate looks lovely tonight. and check out that necklace! wow!
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She looks lovely And that diamond necklace is a nice loan from Her Majesty !
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:19 PM
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Kate leads the way in the style stakes as she attends fundraiser at the Portrait Gallery alongside showbiz stars including Liz Hurley-
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Maybe there is some truth in her wearing more bling.
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