Kate Middleton Wears Princess Diana's Earrings

Celebrity Style Jul. 24, 2011 AT 7:01PM
Kate Middleton Wears Princess Diana's Earrings Credit: Tim Graham/Getty Images; Chris Jackson-Pool/Getty Images

Bling it on!

Kate Middleton already wears Princess Diana's sapphire and diamond engagement ring, and now the Duchess of Cambridge has received more jewels from her husband's late mother.

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Prince William, 29, has given his 29-year-old bride a pair of Diana's favorite earrings, also made of sapphire and diamonds. "Now that they're married, William wanted her to have some of his mother's favorite pieces," an insider tells The Daily Mail.

Ever the fashionista, Kate opted to give the earrings a modern twist by having the studs remodeled into drop earrings. (Believed to be her most prized set of jewels, Diana wore them quite frequently before her death in 1997.)

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The Duchess of Cambridge wore them for the first time when she attended a tennis match at Wimbledon last month; she also wore them during the couple's official visit to North America.

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This is yet another sign that Middleton is fitting in quite well with the royal family. On Friday, she stopped by Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth II to view a brand-new exhibit centered around her April 29 wedding. As the two looked at Middleton's Alexander McQueen wedding dress, the Queen, 85, even joked: "Horrid, isn't it? Horrid and dreadful!"

As the pair toured the state rooms of the palace, the Queen added, "You've seen this already, so... you don't really want to see it again, do you?"

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