Kate Middleton Wears Princess Diana's Earrings (That Match Engagement Ring!) After Queen Jewelry Tributes
2023/11/15

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Kate Middleton looked stunning as she stepped out for her latest engagement wearing a special piece from Princess Diana’s jewelry collection. The Princess of Wales was attending the Shaping Us National Symposium at The Design Museum in London, and she wore a pair of sapphire and diamond drop earrings that belonged to her late mother-in-law. The glittering accessories added a touch of elegance to her outfit, and it was not the first time she had worn them this year.

Earlier in the year, Kate debuted the earrings at Trooping the Colour in 2022, and they caused quite a stir. For the past decade, it had been widely believed that another pair of sapphire and diamond earrings that Kate wore for Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade were made from the same set that belonged to Princess Diana. However, the difference between the two pairs has now been clarified. Lauren Kiehna from The Court Jeweller blog stated that the sapphires in Diana's earrings are cabochons, while the sapphires in Kate's smaller earrings are faceted. This revelation debunked the long-running rumor and confirmed that Kate now wears the double cluster earrings.

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This isn't the only piece of jewelry that Kate wears to honor her late mother-in-law. She also wears a special sapphire ring every day, which Prince William proposed to her with in 2010. The ring, an 18-carat sapphire surrounded by diamonds, was Diana's engagement ring from Prince Charles. William explained that giving Kate the ring was his way of keeping his mother close to all the fun and excitement of their engagement and marriage.

Kate often pays tribute to both Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth through her fashion choices. She is often seen wearing the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara, which was one of Diana's favorites. Additionally, she has worn Queen Elizabeth's jewels on several occasions since the monarch's passing in 2022. For example, she wore Queen Elizabeth's pearl and diamond drop earrings and three-strand pearl necklace for various funerary events. She also wore the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings and a four-strand pearl choker that belonged to Queen Elizabeth for the sovereign's state funeral and committal service.

Kate's dedication to honoring these beloved royals through her fashion choices is evident. She consciously selects pieces that have sentimental value or a connection to Princess Diana or Queen Elizabeth. Through her jewelry, she keeps their memories alive and pays tribute to their enduring legacies.

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