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Kate is a a fan of jewellery of all kinds. She often wears necklaces and earrings, and wears low budget to couture. She even wears jewels borrowed from the Crown’s collection, an honour extended to an extremely exclusive club. The Duchess of Cambridge counts a £5 pair of earrings from Accesorize among her favourite, wearing pieces often.

However, Kate rarely wears rings – unlike her relative by marriage Meghan Markle, who is a huge fan of wearing rings, sometimes wearing one on almost every finger.

Of course, the Duchess usually wears her engagement ring from Prince William, the iconic ring made from sapphire and diamonds and once given to Princess Diana.

She also wears with the ring a band of Welsh gold, her wedding ring, an an eternity ring given to her by William after the birth of Prince George.

The Duchess of Cambridge counts a £5 pair of earrings from Accesorize among her favourite, wearing pieces often.

However, Kate rarely wears rings – unlike her relative by marriage Meghan Markle, who is a huge fan of wearing rings, sometimes wearing one on almost every finger.

Of course, the Duchess usually wears her engagement ring from Prince William, the iconic ring made from sapphire and diamonds and once given to Princess Diana.

She also wears with the ring a band of Welsh gold, her wedding ring, an an eternity ring given to her by William after the birth of Prince George.

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He told Express.co.uk: “The ring looks like a very large citrine stone to me and judging by the size of it could be worth anything from £5,000 up to £20,000.

“Media reports have suggested that this ring is a new addition to the Duchess of Cambridge’s collection, but there is proof she owned it already, as she was photographed wearing it on a night out with Pippa in 2008.”

Kate’s ring shocked in December last year when she wore a huge demi-parure experts claimed has never been seen before.

Many queried the providence of the lesser-known royal gems. 

Will gave Kate a Victorian rose gold band.

The gem had not the couple’s birthstones giving it special significance. The gems are pearls to represent William and garnets for Kate.

How did Kate Middleton become a royal?

Early life

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.

Education

Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.

Relationship with Prince William

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.

The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.

Wedding

Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.

On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.

Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also became the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.



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