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Kate Middleton's Tiara: 5 Things to Know About the Duchess of Cambridge's Diamond Crown

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon Kypros/Getty Images; Jesal / Tanna / Splash News; Speaight/Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

By now you've hopefully recovered from the thrill of seeing Kate Middleton wear a diamond tiara for the first time since the royal wedding. But there's still plenty of amazing details to discover about the crown itself. Therefore, we've complied a list of the top five facts you ought to know about the gorgeous headpiece.

1. Necklace No More: The Lotus Flower tiara that Kate wore last night was originally a necklace created by Garrard Jewelers. In the 1920s, the same company transformed the jewelery into a tiara by request of the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother herself.

2. Fit for a Queen: Yup, you read that right. The first person to wear it as a crown was the Queen Mother (top, center).

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3. Perfect for a Princess: But she eventually passed it down to her youngest daughter, Princess Margaret (top, right), in 1959. It was Margaret who most wore the crown and even loaned it to daughter-in-law Serena Stanhope for her wedding to Margaret's son Viscount Linley.  

4. Borrowed Goods: The tiara is the second accessory the Queen of England loaned Kate for Tuesday's event at Buckingham Palace. Prince William's grandmother also let the Duchess of Cambridge borrow a pair of diamond chandelier earrings, which Kate has previously worn during her tour of North America.

5. Not Just Diamonds: The tiara is also adorned with several pearls, which no doubt, add to the headpiece's priceless status.

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