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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    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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