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There’s a reason so many people adore the British royal family’s fashion sense. It’s clean, vibrant, and decorated with glittering jewels from the sacred royal vault. From Kate Middleton to Princess Eugenie, so many members of the royal family have worn dazzling jewels for big occasions — many of which were on loan from the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Each piece, each jewel tells a long story. Many of the beloved tiaras and necklaces are over a century old (or pretty darn close to it!), which ties going all the way back to Queen Elizabeth II’s grandmother. If there’s something the late Queen loved to do, it was to make sure the women in the monarchy were dripping in jewels (especially on their wedding days, as you’ll see!)
It’s speculated that when the Queen gives you a piece of jewelry to wear from her vault, it’s a subtle seal of approval that you belong in the family, per Newsweek. While Kate has worn the most borrowed pieces, many other members of the family have donned the jewels as well.
See which members of the British royal family have donned the late Queen Elizabeth II’s prized jewels over the years below.