Kate - Duchess of Cambridge - honors Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana with pearls

Kate -  Duchess of Cambridge

Kate - Duchess of Cambridge

In what was seen as a tribute to both the Queen and Princess Diana, her husband Prince William’s late mother, Middleton, 39, wore a pearl choker from among Her Majesty’s personal jewels.

The four-row necklace with a diamond clasp was made at the Queen’s request with Japanese pearls given as a gift by the Japanese government. The Queen wore the necklace in the 1980s and 1990s, including former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s 70th Birthday dinner in 1995.
Kate sported the choker at the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary dinner at Windsor Castle in 2017.

Her late mother-in-law Princess Diana wore the same necklace in 1982.

Diana, who reportedly loved pearls, borrowed the baubles for a banquet given by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands at Hampton Court Palace during the Dutch royal family’s visit to the UK.

Most touchingly, the earrings feature Bahraini pearls, which were gifted to the queen by the Hakim of Bahrain when she married Prince Philip.

The queen, then Princess Elizabeth, was given seven large pearls as a wedding present, two of which were turned into the earrings sported by the duchess.

They are drop earrings, each with a large diamond stud, suspended with four smaller diamonds and three baguette diamonds, with the pearl at the bottom. They, too, were worn by Princess Diana in the past.

Read entire article here: https://nypost.com/2021/04/17/kate-middleton-honors-queen-elizabeth-princess-diana-with-pearls/

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