At her 2011 wedding to Prince William, Duchess Catherine, formerly known as Kate Middleton, wore the Cartier “Halo” Tiara. This piece of antique headgear was made in 1936 for the Duke of York, who later became King George VI, and was worn by his daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, when she was a princess.
This iconic piece features a band of sixteen intricate scrolls topped with a circle of diamond arches set with cushion-shaped brilliants. Cartier’s masterfully crafted “Halo” Tiara perfectly complemented the rest of Catherine’s wedding attire, which was designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
This timeless piece of bridal history not only celebrates the unending love between the Duke and Duchess but, more importantly, adds a sparkle to the storied history between the English Monarchy and Cartier.
How many times has Catherine worn a tiara?
Catherine has worn a tiara on three occasions. The first time was when she got married to Prince William in 2011. She wore the Cartier Halo Tiara during the ceremony. During her diamond jubilee visit to Leicester in 2012, she wore a diamond diadem, a version of the Cartier Halo Tiara.
Most recently, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a Lover’s Knot Tiara, a family heirloom once owned by Princess Diana, to the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in October 2019. She also wore it to the NATO reception in December 2019.
Does Kate own any tiaras?
It is not publicly known if Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, owns any tiaras. While she has been seen wearing a tiara on multiple occasions, none of them have been confirmed to be in her personal collection.
That being said, it is likely she may own a tiara or two, given the fact that she is a member of the British Royal Family and the tradition of passing down family heirlooms has been upheld for centuries.
The Queen, for instance, has a vast collection of tiaras, including some that were gifted to her as a wedding present. Likewise, as a senior member of the Royal Family, it is likely that other family members have gifted Kate tiaras.
However, without any public confirmation, it remains a mystery if Kate owns a tiara or not.