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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, something borrowed and something blue: the Duchess covered the four bridal traditions in her jewellery alone. She wore an ‘old’ pair of Cartier Galanterie diamond studs she’s worn before; a new diamond bracelet, also by Cartier; and Queen Mary’s bandeau tiara, borrowed from the Queen. Made in 1932 to accommodate a brooch Queen Mary had been given as a wedding gift in 1893, its clean silhouette suited the bride perfectly, with geometric art-deco motifs providing all the embellishment her Givenchy gown needed. And something blue? The enormous Asprey aquamarine cocktail ring she wore for the evening reception: a gift from her new husband, from Diana, Princess of Wales’s collection.
Wedding guests brought a sense of Hollywood glamour, with Amal Clooney and Priyanka Chopra wearing diamond earrings by red-carpet favourite Lorraine Schwartz. Lady Kitty Spencer accessorised with a Bulgari yellow-diamond necklace and earrings, and Serena Williams chose a vintage coin necklace by the same house. The Queen, meanwhile, made a subtle gesture of support for the bride by wearing the pearl and diamond Richmond brooch, which, like the one in the tiara, was a wedding gift to Queen Mary.