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The Real History Behind Kate Middleton's Royal Jewellery

PopSugar Logo By Maria Mercedes Lara of PopSugar | Slide 1 of 9: <p>The Duchess of Cambridge is known for <a href="http://www.fabsugar.com/Kate-Middleton-Style-34073929">her perfectly crafted sense of style</a>, and that extends to her glittering accessories. A decade ago, Kate Middleton wasn't really one for major sparkle. But access to Queen Elizabeth II's jewelry vault could turn any woman into a bling-lover. Kate has been lucky to wear heritage pieces either as loans or as gifts, including her diamond-encrusted <a href="http://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/Kate-Middleton-Receive-Royal-Family-Order-38579134">Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II badge</a>.</p><p>We've tracked down the history of all the special pieces that Kate has added to her wardrobe. From diamond-encrusted brooches with deep meanings to tricky tiaras, here's a look at the many diamonds the birthday girl has worn - so far.</p><p>Related:<br><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/fashion/Kate-Middleton-Casual-Style-36470829">21 Outfits Kate Middleton Has Worn That Definitely Don't Scream "Princess!"</a><br><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/fashion/Kate-Middleton-Best-Dresses-41013523">The Most Glamorous Dresses Kate Middleton's Ever Worn</a></p> <p> 8 Photos: View as Gallery | View as Slideshow</p>

The Real History Behind Kate Middleton's Royal Jewelry

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her perfectly crafted sense of style, and that extends to her glittering accessories. A decade ago, Kate Middleton wasn't really one for major sparkle. But access to Queen Elizabeth II's jewelry vault could turn any woman into a bling-lover. Kate has been lucky to wear heritage pieces either as loans or as gifts, including her diamond-encrusted Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II badge.

We've tracked down the history of all the special pieces that Kate has added to her wardrobe. From diamond-encrusted brooches with deep meanings to tricky tiaras, here's a look at the many diamonds the birthday girl has worn - so far.

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