The Story Behind Kate Middleton’s Maple Leaf Brooch

All eyes on the Duchess of Cambridge's jewellery yesterday

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As the world went gaga for the Duchess of Cambridge‘s elegant Canadian red Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress that she wore to a Goverment of British Columbia reception at Government House, eagle-eyed observers of style also took notice of the jewellery that she chose for the evening. As a member of the Royal Family, every piece of jewellery she wears to a public appearance carries a symbolic significance, and her choice of a diamond maple leaf brooch was no exception.

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Here’s a close-up look at the magnificent brooch:

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But here’s the story behind the brooch: It was originally owned by The Queen Mother, and has been worn by the then-Princess Elizabeth on her trip to Canada in 1951, and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2012, while the Duchess of Cambridge has worn it twice. It is a meticulously crafted piece by J.W. Histed Diamonds Ltd., in Vancouver, and consists of baguette-cut diamonds mounted in platinum.

Looking forward to more of the Duchess of Cambridge’s style choices for the rest of her tour!

By Pakkee

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