Kate Middleton, 38, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a recycled dress last night at the BAFTAs. She wore new jewellery, causing speculation about it provenance. Dedicated fan account Kate Effect Affected speculated: “I think that Kate’s #KateMiddleton #DuchessofCambridge @vancleefarpels set might be a gift from the Queen.” This would be far from the first lavish gift Kate has received from the Queen.
Although Camilla does have earrings from the brand, a present from Prince Charles, these are diamond encrusted and far more expensive.
Camilla owns the Magic Alhambra earrings, with three motifs, which cost £33,700.
They are listed on the brand’s site at $43,900 or £33,772 excluding sales taxes.
Van Cleef & Arpels says of the stunning earrings: “Created in 2006 by Van Cleef & Arpels, the Magic Alhambra jewellery creations gather different-sized Alhambra motifs, coming together in a joyful dance.
Kate Middleton’s jewellery collection boasts millions of pounds worth of Diana’s jewellery.
Kate Middleton first displayed a piece from Princess Diana’s collection when announcing her engagement to Prince William.
The Duke proposed with a sapphire and diamond ring that Prince Charles gave Princess Diana when they became engaged.
It was thought to be worth £28,000 when it was bought and the value has since soared to a staggering £300,000.A look at the wedding tiaras worn by recent royal brides
Sophie, Countess of Wessex wedding tiara