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royal wedding: the veil, the tiara etc.

May 2, 2011

so we’ve all read about the dress incessantly, i’m sure we are ready to move on. so allow me to divulge interesting facts about the other things kate was wearing.

:: the veil ::

kate’s sheer veil was made out of ivory silk tulle and hand embroidered by a team from the royal school of needlework. yes, that is the same team that has to wash their hands every 30 mins and change needles every 3 hours.  perfection is hard work my friends.

:: the jewels::

the only piece of jewelry (excluding the tiara) kate wore diamond earrings by robert pelham which were designed keeping in mind the tiara.  the teardrop shaped earrings are oak-leaves with an acorn in the middle – symbols from the middleton’s new family crest. seriously though, they got a family crest. that’s intense.

THE TIARA

i shrieked because i am most excited about this. oh how i want a vintage cartier tiara. or. oh how i want to be a princess. kate’s ‘something borrowed’ was the cartier halo tiara lent to her by the queen. the queen received the tiara as a present on her 18th birthday from her mother. i think it is beautifully understated – so very kate.  i haven’t been able to find out how many carats it is, if anyone does please do let me know.

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  • Mary May 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    love the article, especially the info about the earrings, thanks! – if you want more info on Kate’s tiara, this is a good article, it also has pics of other royals wearing the same tiara :)

    http://www.steelorchids.com/blog/articles/2011/04/30/royal-wedding-fever-6-kate-middletons-tiara-the-1936-cartier-halo-tiara/

    • pink255 May 3, 2011 at 2:38 PM

      Thanks so much for this. It is definitely an interesting read.

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