Hidden meaning behind Duchess of Cambridge's brooch for Netherlands State Banquet

There’s a special meaning behind the Duchess of Cambridge’s brooch she wore on Tuesday night. Source: Getty

Words by Alicia Vrajlal.

When the Duchess of Cambridge arrived at an extravagant dinner at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, most eyes were drawn to her choice of headwear, a stunning diamond and pearl tiara, which once belonged to Princess Diana.

But there was another accessory worn by Kate that held a very special meaning.

Kate wore a gorgeous gold brooch with her blue Alexander McQueen gown, and it’s in fact the metallic badge that holds more significance than one may realise.

Rather than being made of its usual ivory, Kate’s brooch was a glass one.

Kate wore a blue Alexander McQueen gown (PA)

According to Majesty magazine, the glass paid homage to her husband Prince William’s continuous campaigning for a ban on ivory.

On Tuesday the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and the royal family at the State Banquet for the King and Queen of the Netherlands.

As mentioned earlier her Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara, which once belonged to Princess Diana, turned heads as Kate arrived.

It’s made of glass rather than ivory. Photo: Getty

The diamond and pearl headpiece dates back to 1914, when Queen Mary commissioned the piece from Garrard.

It was passed down to her granddaughter, the Queen, who then gave it to Princess Diana as a wedding present in 1981.

The tiara wasn’t the only piece of jewellery of Diana’s the Duchess of Cambridge wore.

Kate teamed it with Diana’s Collingwood pearl and diamond drop earrings.


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