Kate Middleton Wore Queen Elizabeth’s Signature Pearls at Buckingham Reception
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Princess Kate wore one in all Queen Elizabeth’s most beloved jewellery items yesterday.
The Princess of Wales joined King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, and Prince William at Buckingham Palace Saturday afternoon, the place they hosted a lunch reception for the leaders of Commonwealth nations. For the event, Kate wore the late monarch’s three-strand necklace, with the palace confirming that the piece was the queen’s much-beloved pearls.
The princess’ all-black mourning ensemble for the occasion was comprised of a long-sleeved, midi-length costume which was gathered on the waist with a built-in belt, which she paired with opaque tights and heels. Along with the necklace, she accessorized the look with a pair of diamond-and-pearl earrings beforehand belonging to the queen, a three-row pearl. bracelet, and her sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring, which as soon as belonged to Princess Diana.
Queen Elizabeth was not often seen with out the elegant necklace, with the Queen’s former assistant personal secretary, Sam Cohen, telling People that the late monarch most well-liked simplicity along with her day-to-day jewellery. “She wasn’t serious about materials issues in any respect. She wore the identical pearl necklace each day,” Cohen advised the outlet.
Princess Kate has honored the late monarch via her jewellery selections all through this week. The Buckingham reception marks the fourth time that Kate wore the queen’s basic diamond-and-pearl drop earrings. She beforehand wore them throughout a Thursday visit to Sandringham, in addition to a Friday meeting with troops from the Commonwealth who’re set to participate within the Queen Elizabeth’s funeral tomorrow.
The final vigil for the queen happened yesterday, with the late monarch’s grandchildren—Prince William, Prince Harry, Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Woman Louise, and James, Viscount Severn—standing beside the queen’s coffin at Westminster Corridor. The queen’s televised state funeral takes place tomorrow, September 19, at Westminster Abbey in London.