The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, wore a fabulous diamond necklace on her 60th birthday that was lent to her by the Queen herself.

The diamond necklace which is a part of the royal collection was given as a coronation present to Queen Elizabeth, the late Queen mother, in 1937.

Camilla celebrated her 60th birthday on Saturday with over 150 guests at Highgrove. She paired the exquisite piece of jewellery with a cream silk organza dress created by Anna Valentine.

Husband Prince Charles chose an even more interesting birthday gift for his wife when he presented her with a ram and an ewe.

Guests at the event included the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Zara Phillips and the Viscount Linley. Prince Harry who is currently on holiday with girlfriend Chelsea Davy was unable to attend the event.

However the guest that most interested the media was Kate Middleton whose appearance at the ball indicated that she and William were truly back together after their split in April.

The 25-year-old fashion buyer wore a stunning full length white dress at the ball and stayed close to the Prince throughout the occasion, according to the Sun.

23/07/2007 07:45:02