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Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, showed up at the Kensington Palace state dinner last week looking absolutely marvelous in a set of jewelry so lush, we think it's the most jewelry she's ever worn.

To start, she wore her favorite tiara, the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, famously worn by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, on many occasions. 

The Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara was commissioned from E. Wolff & Co. for Garrard in 1913.  Queen Mary went on to reset the piece with the hanging pearls and removed the top row of pearls. It was then given to Queen Elizabeth, who gave (lifetime loan, if you will) it to Princess Diana. After her death, it returned to the vault.

Kate Middleton made her first appearance in the tiara at a diplomatic event at Buckingham Palace in 2015 and has favored it since.

At the most recent state dinner, the Duchess paired it with Princess Diana's Collingwood Pearl and Diamond Earrings and Queen Alexandra's Wedding Necklace.

The necklace features eight pearls surrounded by diamonds, each connected with MORE diamonds, and three detachable diamond and pearl drop pendants (although we actually think one is MISSING from Kate's necklace). Queen Mary gave the necklace to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and she wore it constantly. The necklace was finally reunited with the brooch and earrings when The Queen inherited it in 2002.

All this paired with a stunning silvery-blue Alexander McQueen gown had the Duchess looking like a future Queen, no?

What are your thoughts on the jewelry ensemble. Share with us down below!