The History of Kate Middleton's Tiara and More Cartier Crowns to Feast Your Eyes On (PHOTOS)

Since we all can't hop on a plane to witness the Cartier exhibit at Paris' Grand Palais, we are bringing the jewels to you! Well, sort of. Behold 25 images of Cartier's most regal creations—including the iconic Halo tiara Kate Middleton borrowed from the queen to wear to her wedding. The better part? You don't have to be a princess to don romantic jewels in your hair. Click here for our picks of the best tiara-inspired hair accessories.


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    Halo tiara in platinum, with brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds, with scroll or palmette motifs.

    This tiara was originally comissioned from Cartier London by the Duke of York for his wife. The piece was worn by Queen Elizabeth I, who passed it down to Elizabeth II (currently the Queen of England).

    The headpiece has made other appearances. Princess Margaret, the queen's sister, wore it in the 1960s. About a decade later, Princess Anne, daugher of Elizabeth II, donned the tiara. Most recently, Kate Middleton wore the piece at her wedding and to an event earlier this month.

    Courtesy of Cartier
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