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Kate Middleton was recently given a pair of Princess Diana's favorite earrings by Prince William, who previously gave her Diana's sapphire and diamond engagement ring. The earrings were said to be his late mother's favorites.

"Now that they're married, William wanted her to have some of his mother's favorite pieces that meant a lot to her," an insider tells The Daily Mail (UK).

Ever the fashionista, Kate Middleton opted to give Diana's earrings a modern twist by having the studs remodeled into drop earrings, as seen below:

Kate Middleton Earrings

Kate wore the earrings during her recent trip to the U.S.

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A trip to one's spouse's grandmother's house isn't a big deal for most, but most of our grandmas aren't monarchs, nor do they live in palaces.

On Friday, Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II went on a one-on-one tour of the exhibitions for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace.

The exhibits prominently feature the April 29 royal wedding.

Among the items on display are Kate Middleton's Alexander McQueen wedding dress, her Cartier tiara, and the three-foot-tall wedding cake.

Here's the Queen and Duchess taking it in ...

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  • Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II

The Duchess and the Queen admire a piece of history.

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This weekend at Buckingham Palace, it will feel like April 29 all over again.

A new exhibit showcasing Kate Middelton's wedding dress, tiara and more opens to the public Saturday, with over 125,000 advance tickets already sold.

The exhibit will also display her shoes, jewelry, an artificial version of Kate's bouquet, and even the wedding cake, minus its top three layers, obviously.

The Duchess herself will be checking the exhibit out today alongside HRM Queen Elizabeth II, with whom she'll hang out later this summer as well.

The Royal Wedding Couple

Seeing the iconic dress in person, a USA Today reporter gushed over the details in the gown, which is "British craftsmanship at its best," such as:

"The sumptuousness of the lace flowers sewn onto the skirt and bodice, the deep vertical pleats that fall gracefully from the waistline down to the hem, the train's elaborate individual panels, deliberately engineered to hold their shape."

Whatever that means, Kate Middleton sure looked elegant.

The shoes for the big day, also by Alexander McQueen, were covered in white lace and featured heels 3-4 inches high. The exhibit ends October 3.

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What does a royal couple do when it rains? Probably what you did.

On Saturday, Prince William and Kate Middleton saw not one, but two films at a local branch of Cineworld in Llandudno Junction, about 35 miles outside Anglesey, Wales, where William is stationed as a search and rescue pilot.

The 29-year-olds contributed to the box office record totals of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and also saw Bridesmaids.

William, Kate Pic

Kate Middleton "was dressed casually, in jeans and a cardigan," an insider said. "They [each] had drinks, but shared a bag of popcorn."

While Harry Potter is a product of Brit J.K. Rowling and features big-name English stars, Bridesmaids topped the Duchess' must-see list.

At the July 9 BAFTA Brits to Watch bash in L.A., director Paul Feig joked with Kate that it's good she waited until after tying the knot:

"We were joking that it was a good thing she didn't see Bridesmaids before she got married, or she might have been a runaway bride!"

We're guessing she liked it. It's pretty darn funny.

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Most people might not think of a vacation with the grandmother-in-law as a can't miss event, but most grandmothers-in-law aren't Queen Elizabeth II.

Duchess Catherine (otherwise known as Kate Middleton) has scored her very first invite to the royal summer holiday at the Balmoral estate in Scotland.

She and hubby Prince William, 29, are set to join the elders toward the end of August for royal picnics, home-cinema evenings and family barbecues.

  • Prince William and Duchess Catherine
  • Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II

William with his wife (left) and his grandma.

The getaway is a prime opportunity for Kate to bond with the Queen. "This is quite an important visit for Kate because," a source tells the Telegraph.

"Believe it or not, The Queen does not really know her well at all. Kate has never had an invitation before, but she is family now and The Queen wants to get to know her... The Queen needs to present Kate to Scotland. The time has come."

We just hope HRM doesn't ask if she's anorexic and pregnant. Could get weird.

Before that trip, however, Prince William and Kate Middleton have another wedding to attend (his first cousin Zara Phillipps is set to wed Mike Tindall July 30). That aside, they'll be spending a low-key summer in Wales.

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Kate Middleton is anorexic and with child, according to Star.

That last part should tell you everything you need to know. By anorexic and pregnant, what the tabloid means is she is not pregnant and/or sickly.

Apparently sources close to the Duchess say that she's "gone from fit and toned to gaunt and bony" and the whole thing is just "horrifying." Gosh.

Anorexic, Pregnant

Dr. Fred Pescatore, who has no connection to her at all, notes that "Kate looks to weigh from 95 to 100 lbs. That makes her seriously underweight."

At 5'10", a weight of 100 pounds would put her BMI as "severely underweight" or, to put it another way, not able to function and possibly not alive.

So Kate Middleton is pregnant and dying. Thanks Star!

In reality, she's probably just thin. Not starving to be sexy or ready to collapse due to exhaustion or severe malnourishment at any given moment.

Nor is she carrying any future kings or queens. Although now that she's married and settling down, you have to wonder when she'll get pregnant.

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She's drop-dead gorgeous. She married the Prince of freaking Wales. The world has been riveted by every Kate Middleton fashion choice under the sun.

Despite all that, is the pressure of being in the public eye getting to the Duchess of Cambridge? A new tabloid report suggests that it certainly may be.

The 5-foot-10 princess was once a size 6, "but there's no way she's more than a size zero right now - that's extremely skinny," a friend tells Life & Style.

Some friend.

Kate Middleton: Too Skinny?

"Kate was pretty skinny on her wedding day, but now she's dropped another 7 to 10 pounds," another insider says, with no basis for that whatsoever.

The magazine claims that Kate barely touched her meal prepared by celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis during their visit to America last week.

Even if that's true, which we doubt, it can't be easy to eat with thousands of people staring at you. Maybe give the girl a little bit of a break.

At least her husband is all over it, according to L&S.

Having lived through his mother's alleged eating disorders, "William's No. 1 priority in life is to ensure that Kate is happy and healthy."

Now that we believe. They're a sweet couple. What do you think, though? Has Kate Middleton lost weight, and is she looking too thin?

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Everything Kate Middleton touches turns to style gold.

After two weeks of pairing her designer dresses with sheer stockings, the fashionable Duchess of Cambridge is even making pantyhose popular again.

These aren't your '80s, egg-crate style 'hose, though. Kate's are always nude, with a hint of barely perceptible iridescence shining at the right angle.

She's also got great legs (Leggs?) ...

  • Kate Middleton, Red Dress
  • Kate Middleton in Blue

The trend has caught on in the UK, with a significant spike in nude hosiery since Kate's made them part of her dressing routine, according to the Daily Mail.

There's debate over this is really Kate Middleton's "look" or simply protocol.

An unwritten rule (there is no formal pantyhose requirement, contrary to reports) that royal ambassadors and guests dress to make the queen proud.

In short, closed-toed shoes, mid-length skirts and probably pantyhose.

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a former model and now First Lady of France, wears them. Even Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton, a de facto royal, has followed suit.

By emulating those three, you could do a lot worse fashion-wise.

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Having dazzled the United States and Canada with their regal presence, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived home in the UK. What excitement awaits the newly-married Prince William and Kate Middleton now?

Not a lot.

Sources say that following the royal wedding and a crazy last couple of months, the pair would like to keep a low profile for the rest of the year.

William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess

"The past few months have been a whirlwind and [Kate] wants to take a step back and spend some time with her new husband," says a source.

Prince William is more than up for that.

"The Duke is going for his flying captaincy in early 2012. He needs to keep up his flying hours and there are some exams, a lot of work needs to done and he has to dedicate himself to that," a spokesman told the Daily Mail.

Basically, they'll be living in Anglesey, Wales, where he's stationed, and when he's not training, Will and Kate will just enjoy being together.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton ended their whirlwind visit to the U.S. in typical fashion: Devoting time to charitable causes important to them.

Following a star-studded day of glamorous events, the royal visited L.A.'s notorious Skid Row district to spend time with impoverished children.

That wasn't all. The Duke and Duchess followed that up by filling care packages for children whose parents are serving overseas in the military.

The Duke and The Duchess

Will and Kate went to Inner City Arts, an oasis in the middle of an area rife with homelessness that provides free art classes to neighborhood kids.

The regal 29-year-olds were treated to an art class of their own, where they painted canvasses and made ceramics alongside some area children.

Later, at the Service Nation: Mission Serve event at the Sony studios in Culver City, William gave a speech at his trip's "most important" event.

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Kate Middleton Biography

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