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Kate glitters in emerald-and-diamond earrings and bracelet borrowed from the Queen

The Duchess of Cambridge finished off her green gown with matching emerald-and-diamond earrings and a bracelet borrowed from the Queen for a glittering state dinner on Wednesday night.

Kate, 40, paired the priceless diamonds with her Royal Family Order – a decoration bestowed by the Queen on her female relatives – and the GCVO Star, which the monarch gifted to her in April 2019 for her eighth wedding anniversary.

Her jewellery is believed to be from the Emerald Tassel Parure collection – a matching set of earrings, a necklace, bracelet and a ring given to the Queen by a wealthy foreign monarch.

The donor is thought to be Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, as pieces of the set were worn at a dinner he attended at Claridge’s Hotel in 1989.

The Duchess donned an emerald dress believed to be a bespoke version of British fashion designer Jenny Packham’s £3,791 ‘Wonder Glitter Tulle Gown’ for the special occasion.

The duchess finished off her green gown with matching emerald-and-diamond earrings and a bracelet borrowed from the Queen for a glittering state dinner on Wednesday night

Kate, 40, paired the priceless diamonds with her Royal Family Order - a decoration bestowed by the Queen on her female relatives - and the GCVO Star, which the monarch gifted to her in April 2019 for her eighth wedding anniversary

Kate, 40, paired the priceless diamonds with her Royal Family Order – a decoration bestowed by the Queen on her female relatives – and the GCVO Star, which the monarch gifted to her in April 2019 for her eighth wedding anniversary

Her jewellery is believed to be from the Emerald Tassel Parure collection - a matching set of earrings, a necklace, bracelet and a ring given to the Queen by a wealthy foreign monarch

Her jewellery is believed to be from the Emerald Tassel Parure collection – a matching set of earrings, a necklace, bracelet and a ring given to the Queen by a wealthy foreign monarch

It is not the first time Kate has worn designs by the UK fashion label, which counts Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift among its A-list fans. Last September she wore a dazzling gold number by the brand for the No Time to Die premiere. 

Meanwhile, Prince William appeared suave in black tie as they arrived at a dinner thrown in their honour by the Governor General at King’s House, his Kingston residence – the most glamorous event so far of their tour.

He was given a polite round of applause after expressing ‘sorrow’ for slavery in a speech to Jamaica during the event.

The duke delivered his seven minute address to a complete and respectful silence ballroom at the Govenor General’s home caller King’s House.

Ninety invited guests listened to duke’s every words before tucking into a four-course meal.

William and Kate, in a green dress by Jenny Packham jewellery loaned by HM and wearing Royal Family Order and GCVO Star, met Jamaican leaders in the mansion’s cocktail room.

Kate bonded with opposition leader Mike Golding – whose party has said it wants Royal Family to further and apologise for slavery and pay millions in reparations.

Both revealed they had studied at St Andrews, although Kate’s alma mater was in Scotland and the politician said his was in the US.

Meanwhile, Prince William appeared suave in black tie as they arrived at a dinner thrown in their honour by the Governor General at King's House

Meanwhile, Prince William appeared suave in black tie as they arrived at a dinner thrown in their honour by the Governor General at King’s House

The Duchess donned an emerald dress believed to be a bespoke version of British fashion designer Jenny Packham's £3,791 'Wonder Glitter Tulle Gown' for the special occasion

The Duchess donned an emerald dress believed to be a bespoke version of British fashion designer Jenny Packham’s £3,791 ‘Wonder Glitter Tulle Gown’ for the special occasion

It is not the first time Kate has worn designs by the UK fashion label, which counts Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift among its A-list fans

It is not the first time Kate has worn designs by the UK fashion label, which counts Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift among its A-list fans

Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet Holness arrive ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a dinner

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness and his wife Juliet Holness arrive ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a dinner

But they chatted amicably and Kate told him: ‘I loved my time there.’

Mixing with VIPs in the room William was told how England ace Raheem Sterling had carried out work to help inner city kids in Kingston.

William smiled and recalled his football kickabout in Trench Town. He said: ‘I have a soft spot for Raheem.’

The couple walked along the veranda at the mansion’s dining room greeting guests.

Kate was heard saying: ‘It was great I wish I could stay longer. We were tempted by the beaches. Amazing scenery.

Prince William was given a polite round of applause after expressing 'sorrow' for slavery in a speech to Jamaica during the event

Prince William was given a polite round of applause after expressing ‘sorrow’ for slavery in a speech to Jamaica during the event

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (centre) talk with Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and the Governor General of Jamaica Patrick Allen (right) ahead of the dinner

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (centre) talk with Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and the Governor General of Jamaica Patrick Allen (right) ahead of the dinner

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the dinner hosted by Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, at King's House in Kingston, Jamaica

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the dinner hosted by Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica, at King’s House in Kingston, Jamaica

‘Next time we have to come back with the children.’ 

Speaking to another group of diners before the banquet, she said: ‘The country is beautiful. We just scratched the surface. It’s been so short.’

They also recreated a photograph taken of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on the staircase when they visited in 1954.

The duke took his seat in the ballroom at the top table – just under a EXIT red fire escape sign.

He sat with Kate, Governor General Patrick Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness and their wives.

They ate a four course meal of creamy roasted pumpkin and potatoes, sea bass, garden salad and suzette fanned crepe plus Jamaican Petit Fours.

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