Kate Middleton Kept Queen Elizabeth Close With Jewelry Choices During Remembrance Day
Kate Middleton donned “notable” jewelry pieces at a recent official event in London. Reports said she appeared to have paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II with these accessories.
Entertainment Tonight noted that the Princess of Wales wore the pieces at the Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday. It marked the first Remembrance Day service since the Queen’s passing earlier in September.
The publication explained that the future Queen Consort sported a four-strand pearl choker necklace and a pair of pearl drop earrings at the event. It stated that she appeared to have kept the memory of her grandmother-in-law close to her heart, as these jewelry pieces previously belonged to the late royal.
In a similar report covering the matter, People recalled that Queen Elizabeth II received the pearl drop earrings as a gift from the ruler of Bahrain for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.
The magazine continued that the earrings were made from a shell containing seven pearls, citing a piece from “Her Majesty’s Jewel Vault.”
It shared that the pair features a large round diamond with a smaller round diamond hanging below it. Three more small round diamonds and three baguette diamonds suspend from there as the piece makes its way to the dangling pearl.
As for the choker necklace, the publication stated that the monarch famously wore it at the state banquet in Bangladesh in 1983.
Meanwhile, Kate Middleton reportedly last wore the same jewelry pieces at Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.
At the time, a separate report from People said the then-Duchess of Cambridge honored the late monarch in the “most stylish of ways,” with pearls being her gemstone of choice.
Speaking to the magazine, royal author Bethan Holt revealed that “pearls are one of the very few jewelry items you can wear in mourning,” adding that they “are inextricably linked with Queen Elizabeth and her personal jewelry legacy.”
The expert, who authored “The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style,” continued to the outlet, which published the exchange in late September, that Kate Middleton wearing the pieces is "a symbol of mourning a monarch but also a grandmother or great-grandmother."
The Princess of Wales is set to honor Queen Elizabeth II in an official manner with her second royal Christmas carol service this December.
Hello! magazine said the carol concert, which will occur on December 15 at Westminster Abbey, with Kate Middleton as the host, will pay tribute to the late monarch.
The event will also honor the “selfless efforts” of individuals and communities across the United Kingdom, with the outlet citing the official announcement from Kensington Palace.