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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge will one day become Queen Consort when Prince William is crowned king. Like her husband, Kate will have a coronation ceremony. While hers won’t be as big of an event as William’s, the duchess will still go by tradition and may even have to wear an accessory that is believed to be cursed.

Here’s more on that, plus the title Kate could have one day that is also thought to be cursed.

Prince William and Kate Middleton
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Kate Middleton’s future title may be cursed

Before Prince William ascends the throne his father, Prince Charles, will be king and when that happens the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will get new titles.

As the oldest son of the monarch, William will likely be granted the Prince of Wales title. That means Kate would then be the Princess of Wales. Currently, the regal title belongs to Charles’ wife, Camilla. But she goes by the Duchess of Cornwall instead because the Princess of Wales title is widely associated with Princess Diana.

Kate, however, could reject using the title just like Camilla has. And some royal experts believe she will especially since many think the title is cursed following Diana’s tragic death.

A diamond the duchess could wear is believed to be cursed too

Kate Middleton
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Although Kate’s ceremony will be much more low-key than her husband’s, she’ll still need to wear an appropriate crown on that day. The Express noted that the French magazine Gala published a report that the duchess may be expected to wear the Queen Mother’s crown for the occasion.

The impressive headpiece boasts over 2,800 diamonds including the Koh-i-Noor at the top. The large diamond caused a dispute between India and England after it was brought to the latter country during Queen Victoria’s reign in 1849. But the diamond was thought to be a curse when an outbreak of cholera broke out on the ship carrying the jewel to the United Kingdom. Moreover, several of the diamond’s previous owners died from mysterious or atrocious circumstances. Hindi text also stated that the gem would have lethal consequences on any male who wore it.

In 1936, it was given to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and she added it to the crown she wore for Parliament’s State Opening ceremony in 1937.

Queen Elizabeth II wore it for her coronation

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip | The Print Collector/Getty Images

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Queen Elizabeth II wore that very crown bearing the massive diamond for her coronation on June 2, 1953. Given that she has been the monarch for more than 65 years and is still one of the most beloved royals, some fans say it’s silly to think that the Koh-i-Noor diamond she donned that day is cursed.

Only time will tell if Kate chooses to wear the crown with the infamous diamond on her coronation. The last time it was seen in public was during the procession of the Queen Mother’s funeral in 2002.