Prince Philip once designed a bracelet with stones from his mother's tiara as his wedding present to the Queen

Prince Philip once designed a bracelet with stones from his mother's tiara as his wedding present to the Queen
The royal family shared details about the bracelet via a tweet on Wednesday.Steve Parsons/PA Images/Getty Images
  • The royal family said in a tweet on Wednesday that Prince Philip "had an interest in design."
  • He once used jewels from his mother's tiara to create a bracelet for his wife as a wedding present.
  • Kate Middleton has seemingly worn the jewelry in more recent years.

Diamond jewelry and sparkling tiaras are a major facet of Queen Elizabeth II's wardrobe. And as it turns out, one of her pieces was designed by Prince Philip.

On Wednesday, the royal family said in a tweet that the Duke of Edinburgh "always had an interest in design." He not only oversaw the design and construction of the Royal Yacht Britannia, according to the royal family, but also created a bracelet for his the Queen as a wedding present.
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The diamond cuff featured stones from a tiara owned by his mother, according to the tweet.
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The Queen has worn the cuff to various royal events and in some portrait images.
Prince Philip once designed a bracelet with stones from his mother's tiara as his wedding present to the Queen
Queen Elizabeth II wears the bracelet designed by Prince Philip in 1955.Hulton Archive/Stringer/Getty Images

In more recent years, the accessory has seemingly been passed over to Kate Middleton. She wore the bracelet on her left wrist during her first state banquet in October 2015.

Popsugar previously reported she paired the cuff with diamond drop earrings and the Lotus Flower tiara at the time.
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Prince Philip once designed a bracelet with stones from his mother's tiara as his wedding present to the Queen
Kate Middleton wears the bracelet in October 2015.Dominic Lipinski/Stringer/Getty Images

Philip died at the age of 99 on Friday. In a statement obtained by Insider, Buckingham Palace said he "passed away peacefully" at Windsor Castle.

Insider's Mikhaila Friel reported at the time he was hospitalized earlier this year at King Edward VII's Hospital in London for four weeks.
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