Kate Middleton Wears Brooches, Embracing Queen Elizabeth's Favorite Traditional Accessory

Kate Middleton is looking to Queen Elizabeth for style inspiration. The Duchess of Cambridge has embraced brooches, a favorite accessory of the Queen's, as she gets closer to taking the throne herself.

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You know the saying about dressing for the job you want and not the job you have? Well, Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) is taking that to heart and dressing more and more like a queen all the time.

Kate was recently spotted taking style cues from none other than Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and helping the brooch make a comeback.

Speaking to Express (opens in new tab), diamond expert and gemologist Grant Mobley explained Kate's impact on the trend—and why he thinks she might be embracing it herself:

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Here she is at the Household Division Beating Retreat at Horse Guards Parade earlier this month in London, rocking a brooch:

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Kate (opens in new tab) has also taken to wearing flashier diamond brooches, which Grant says is very traditionally royal of her.

“The royals have always known the true value of natural diamond jewelry and know that thanks to their rarity, timelessness and enduring emotional value, they will always be passed down to future generations," he said.

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