Kate Middleton Took Princess Diana's Favorite Crown for a Jaunt Around Town

Just living that princess life.

Kate Middleton
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Kate Middleton isn't usually one to wear tiaras, but sometimes donning a crown and shining bright like a diamond comes with the job. (The job in question = being a princess).

Kate's only worn a tiara a few times since marrying into the British royal family, and she accessorized herself with a particularly special one for the Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, December 8. Duchess Kate wore the Lover's Knot Tiara, commissioned by Queen Mary in 1913, and frequently seen atop the head of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana.

Princess Diana

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The tiara hasn't been worn since Diana's death in 1997, but it seems appropriate that Kate would festoon herself with an item so special to Prince William's mother.

As is typical with down-to-earth Kate, she didn't make a fuss of the crown, and was only spotted briefly taking it for a spin in the car, as ya do.

Kate Middleton in the back of a car

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Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.