When she was a commoner, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is commonly called Kate Middleton. Now she is Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. And because she is a princess now, Princess Catherine needs a beautiful tiara to serve as her crown. As her first “order as royalty” Kate Middleton Wears Cartier Halo Tiara on her wedding day.
This piece of jewelry is no ordinary thing. This tiara was made by Cartier in 1936 and was purchased by The Duke of York (later King George VI) for his Duchess (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother) three weeks before he succeeded his brother as King. The tiara was presented to Princess Elizabeth (who is now The Queen) by her mother on her (Princess Elizabeth’s) 18th birthday.