Kate Middleton and Prince William on their wedding day in April 2011

Kate Middleton's wedding tiara is heading to Paris for the Cartier exhibition


Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has said goodbye to her gorgeous diamond wedding tiara this month as it heads to Paris for a special exhibition.

The diamond tiara – which features a whopping 739 brilliant-cut diamonds, 149 baguette-cut diamonds – and is aptly named the 'Halo', is now on display at the French capital for an exhibition to celebrate the style and history of the jewellers.

The Duchess of Cambridge's Cartier Halo tiara on display

The Halo tiara was commissioned by King George VI for his wife, the Queen's mother. She then gave it to Queen Elizabeth on her 18th birthday and it has since been worn by Princess Margaret and Princess Anne, before being given to Kate Middleton to wear at her April 2011 wedding as her 'something borrowed'. Today, it was unveiled at Cartier: The Style And History at the Grand Palais.

The exhibition features 600 jewels as well as sketches, paintings and clothes, plus pieces worn by Elizabeth Taylor, and that iconic Cartier panther brooch owner by the Duchess of Windsor. You can also see Grace Kelly's gorgeous engagement ring.

The collection will be on display until 16 February.

By Rebecca Martin

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