Kate Middleton Expensive Taste in Jewelry Inadvertently Helping Fund Terrorists?

Kate Middleton Expensive Taste in Jewelry Inadvertently Helping Fund Terrorists?

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, may soon find herself facing a new controversy that’s much worse than criticism of her slack public appearance schedule – and it ties back to the Taliban and terrorism. Is Kate’s taste in jewelry inadvertently helping fund terror activities?

Global Witness, a group that exposes links between natural resources and armed conflict, yesterday released a damning report titled, “War in the Treasury of the People: Afghanistan, Lapis Lazuli and the Battle for Mineral Wealth” that ties the beautiful blue gem to the Taliban and terror groups.

As shown in the pic above, Kate Middleton wore a pair of large and striking lapis lazuli earrings while on her tour of India with Prince William, but did the Duchess of Cambridge have any idea that her taste in jewelry might be costing lives?

It’s doubtful that she knew but now that this report has been published, let’s hope Kate doesn’t sport those ethically questionable earrings again! The two-year study by Global Witness revealed that mines in Northern Afghanistan supply close to $22 million a year to militia and Taliban fighters.

Lapis lazuli has been mined for more than 6,000 years in Afghanistan and is highly prized. Most of the world’s lapis comes from these ancient mines therefore any jewelry featuring lapis lazuli has the potential to be a trinket that funds world terror.

Global Witness has classified it a “conflict mineral” and recommended that it should be shunned much as blood diamonds have been. According to the report, mining is the Taliban’s second largest source of income and 99% of the revenue goes to terror groups rather than the government.

Kate Middleton Expensive Taste in Jewelry Inadvertently Helping Fund Terrorists?

Did Kate Middleton have any idea the “true cost” of the earrings she wore in terms of lost lives? The report was published a month and a half after her return from India and she may have shelved the earrings since it was revealed that sales of the blue stone provide significant funding to the Taliban.

In addition to the profits from the mines going to find terror, the study also found that the locals working the mines were abused and their rights have been taken from them by the powerful (and violent) groups.

Although the earrings complimented the gorgeous royal blue gown that Kate Middleton wore to a Bollywood meet and greet alongside Prince William, they should be banned from her wardrobe after this shocking report.

However, this is not Kate’s only conflict mineral jewelry item. Kate Middleton also wore a lapis lazuli necklace in her official engagement photo (see above) to Prince William as well as matching lapis earrings and has been seen in a coordinating bracelet.

These are pieces Kate wears frequently unlike the overly large ornate lapis earrings she donned in India. But Kate Middleton isn’t the only celebrity to wear now-questionable lapis lazuli jewelry. Jennifer Lawrence, Emily Rossum, Rihanna, Julianne Hough, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Ian Somerhalder, Beyonce, Nina Dobrev and too many others to list.

Will Kate Middleton lead the way and renounce the blue mineral and set aside all of the jewelry that has potentially helped fund terror? Will other celebrities follow suit now that a light was shined on the violence tied to the mining of this mineral?

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36 responses to “Kate Middleton Expensive Taste in Jewelry Inadvertently Helping Fund Terrorists?”

  1. Sigi says:

    Oh my !

  2. Sigi says:

    Waity is an ASS TERRORIST. At any moment, she might bust out that ugly,boy-butt of hers and SHOW IT TO YOU ! AAAUUGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! Now THAT’s scary.

  3. Gianmarco Sabato says:

    MIDDLESLUT THE WHORE just thinks of herself – typical bitch supports terrorism

  4. Gianmarco Sabato says:

    MIDDLESLUT the slutty, adulterous whore only thinks of herself and more and more jewels – GIMME GIMME

    • Elizabeth Connell says:

      Her children will unfortunately follow in her footsteps as well

      • Sigi says:

        Yes what a HORRIBLE example to those two kids. Their mother is a slutty ass-exhibitionist / lapis lazuli-freak.

        • Ladyhawke says:

          LOL!!!

          • Sigi says:

            :)
            Watch out or Waity will show you her lapis-lazuli !

          • Ladyhawke says:

            lol!! I think much of the world has already seen her lapis-lazuli !
            :)

          • Sigi says:

            Unfortunately yes. Any time Waity starts a sentence with, “Let me show you my……….”, just RUN AWAY !

          • Ladyhawke says:

            Exactly! Best to take a couple of needles along to stick in the eyeballs, just as a precaution:
            “Mama…I’ve seen too much, don’t wanna see no more”.

          • Sigi says:

            LOL !!!!!! Well it would be that bad, exactly right.

          • Ladyhawke says:

            I pray I die before I’m confronted by another sighting of her skanky-lazooli!

          • Sigi says:

            Same here, ugh – ! A real horror.
            I wonder what would happen to the slag if she were to pull another one of her more blatant style of ass-baring displays in public again ? Like the time in Calgary or Australia.
            Waity’s been curiously inactive with her once-rather-regular baboon behavior , ever since her last stunt in India. They were only just lucky no camera caught that dress from the front when it went up.
            Oh wait — I forgot, she rarely “works” at all. So ,no wonder she’s not been flashing lately. Waity just rarely goes out {offically} in public.

          • Ladyhawke says:

            Sorry! Went off the air for a bit, computer-wise (not mentally).
            My best guess is she really copped it from the Palace “powers-that-be” after the India fiasco.
            Any more “updraft malfunctions” and, from what I’ve read from various, legitimate media commentators, the media will be merciless. The British media, most particularly those on the left, could very well do a number on her that would make Camilla look like Mother Teresa.
            In no way defending her (obviously), but I wonder if the Palace is attempting damage-control by restricting public exposure for a while. A walking disaster – she needs to be kept on a very short leash.
            right – all is definitely not well with computer – catch you v soon.

          • Sigi says:

            I agree, Waity needs a very short leash. Good luck with the comp.

          • Ladyhawke says:

            :-)

    • Paula Burton says:

      And you are an idiot who can only libel and call people stupid names. When you grow up you will realise how silly you sound

    • Sigi says:

      LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Elizabeth Connell says:

    CDL no offensive, but not everything is ethically produced, some laptops Apple for example are made in Chinese factories with the employees paid pennies so in truth yes Kate, you manx me all are hypocrites

  6. DrMomLovesLife says:

    And how old are these pieces of jewelry? If they’ve been in the royal family for a while, and were mined in the 70s (or earlier), those parts of the world were much more peaceful. Even then – are Apple products “ethically sourced”? How about palm oil? It’s ridiculous to hold her to a standard that you can’t even hold yourself to.

  7. Elizabeth Connell says:

    Like their laptop possibly built in a factory in china, their phone from a factory in a poor country with children fed scraps and paid pennies and palm oil, and soy

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  9. Sigi says:

    Waity….Duchess of Lazuli-Crap.

  10. Sigi says:

    She’s a MIDDLESLUT.

  11. Sigi says:

    NONE OF YOUR BEESWAX, YOU SLUT.

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