The Sweet Regular-Girl Secret Behind Kate Middleton's 'James Bond' Premiere Earrings

Well, regular-ish.

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Just when you thought you *hadn't* gone blind from staring directly at Léa Seydoux's gold and silver Prada sequins from Tuesday evening's Spectre premiere (opens in new tab), here come Kate Middleton's accessories to take your eyesight once again. We don't mind.

To accompany her bespoke gray-blue Jenny Packham gown, the Duchess of Cambridge borrowed her mother's Robinson Pelham drop earrings, which Carole Middleton wore to her daughter's royal wedding reception in 2011. The blue topaz and diamond danglers go for £14,300, according to the jeweler's website (opens in new tab), so feel free to do the conversion and cost-per-wear calculations yourself, then gasp, then pound your TI-84 Plus while shrieking "LIES."

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Not to make matters worse, but 1) she also has access to vintage tiaras (opens in new tab), and 2) she's totally up on the Spring 2016 trend reports (opens in new tab). "IS THERE ANYTHING SHE CAN'T DO," you ask? Why, yes. Yes, there is (opens in new tab).

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.