Kate Middleton dazzles in Nizam of Hyderabad diamonds

Prince William's wife Kate Middleton dazzled onlookers at a dinner for London's National Portrait Gallery with a diamond necklace borrowed from the queen.

By: Agence France Presse | Updated: February 12, 2014 2:44 pm
The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a dark Jenny Packham dress yesterday, but it was the Cartier diamond known as the Nizam of Hyderabad, given to Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 for her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh, that had tongues wagging. (AP) The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a dark Jenny Packham dress yesterday, but it was the Cartier diamond known as the Nizam of Hyderabad, given to Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 for her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh, that had tongues wagging. (AP)

Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton dazzled onlookers at a dinner for London’s National Portrait Gallery with a diamond necklace borrowed from the queen.

In pics: Kate Middleton shines in Hyderabad Nizam’s jewels

The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a dark Jenny Packham dress yesterday, but it was the Cartier diamond known as the Nizam of Hyderabad, given to Queen Elizabeth II in 1947 for her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh, that had tongues wagging.

Other guests at the gala dinner — the duchess’s first official engagement of the year — included Elizabeth Hurley, rocker Bryan Adams and artist Grayson Perry.

The duchess said she was “delighted” to be able to support the gallery.

Prince William's wife Catherine dazzled onlookers at a dinner for London's National Portrait Gallery with a diamond necklace borrowed from the queen.   Prince William’s wife Catherine dazzled onlookers at a dinner for London’s National Portrait Gallery with a diamond necklace borrowed from the queen.

“The gallery’s achievements are exceptional,” she told guests.

“They hold the most extensive collection of portraits in the world, and their unique and brilliant exhibitions never fail to inspire us all.”  (AFP)

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First Published on: February 12, 2014 2:38 pm
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    P. Nenchev
    Feb 14, 2015 at 6:56 am
    The Nizam bought it from the jewellers Cartier in Paris as a wedding gift for Elizabeth so how was it "looted" from India by the British? It was named after him because he bought it - not because the necklace actually came from India. Your ignorance is embarring. Just keep quiet if you don't know what you're talking about.
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      ali reza
      Feb 13, 2014 at 5:00 am
      British are low life thieves.
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        urschaitanya1982
        Feb 12, 2014 at 11:36 am
        Indian government should get that back from UK.
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          urschaitanya1982
          Feb 12, 2014 at 11:36 am
          Indian government should get that back from UK.
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            rr
            Feb 12, 2014 at 12:55 pm
            pirates have strange ways of showing off stolen goods!!!
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              rr
              Feb 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm
              wonder if nizams brought it with them- they always were big with human trading
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                SURESH KALYANARAMAN
                Feb 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm
                Shameless royalty. They call it a gift.
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                  Gopal Madduri
                  Feb 12, 2014 at 11:46 am
                  What a shame? How do you say stolen from Seema Andhra when everything has been stolen from Telangana by Seema Andhra ? When you are separated from Telangana you will realise how your CMs have robbed the Telangana and allowed you to thrive. That is why you Seema Andhras from 13 districts only are asking for United AP. We in other 10 districts are not asking for unity with you thugs. We hate you for what you have done to us and will settle scores very soon.
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                    Gopal Madduri
                    Feb 12, 2014 at 11:46 am
                    What a shame? How do you say stolen from Seema Andhra when everything has been stolen from Telangana by Seema Andhra ? When you are separated from Telangana you will realise how your CMs have robbed the Telangana and allowed you to thrive. That is why you Seema Andhras from 13 districts only are asking for United AP. We in other 10 districts are not asking for unity with you thugs. We hate you for what you have done to us and will settle scores very soon.
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                      suhana
                      Feb 12, 2014 at 10:31 am
                      In deed stolen from Seemandhra by Nizams
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                        rightful_owner
                        Feb 12, 2014 at 6:46 pm
                        Chor, chor chor
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                          rightful_owner
                          Feb 12, 2014 at 6:46 pm
                          Chor, chor chor
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                            Preetam Singh
                            Feb 14, 2014 at 5:58 am
                            Who is Kate Middleton? Whats her importance in India or Indian society?
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                              Preetam Singh
                              Feb 14, 2014 at 5:58 am
                              Who is Kate Middleton? Whats her importance in India or Indian society?
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                                Om NaMo
                                Feb 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm
                                Easy come easy go......nizams looted it from Hindus, the brits wrested it from the nizams.....why the big tears
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                                  Om NaMo
                                  Feb 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm
                                  Easy come easy go......nizams looted it from Hindus, the brits wrested it from the nizams.....why the big tears
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                                    Virat
                                    Feb 13, 2014 at 11:20 am
                                    Agree, The fact that we know that it is a stolen diamond makes her look less of a princess and more of a thief :)
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                                      Virat
                                      Feb 13, 2014 at 11:20 am
                                      Agree, The fact that we know that it is a stolen diamond makes her look less of a princess and more of a thief :)
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                                        Viv
                                        Feb 12, 2014 at 9:19 am
                                        Stolen Indian treasure.
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