Kate Middleton wears Queen's tiara

2011-04-29 16:03
London - Kate Middleton has confounded expectations by stepping out in a sparkling diamond tiara which belongs to Queen Elizabeth.

The Telegraph reports that the tiara, the little known 1936 Cartier "halo", was her "something borrowed" and was loaned to her by the Queen - a tradition for royal weddings.

The bride's earrings were a wedding day gift from her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.

Created by Robinson Pelham, they were diamond-set stylised oak leaves with a pear-shaped diamond set drop and a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the centre.

They were inspired by the Middleton family's new coat of arms, which includes acorns and oak leaves, and were created to echo and complement the tiara.

The earrings were the bride's "something new". 

Kate married Prince William at Westminster Abbey on Friday.

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