How Kate Middleton appeared at the church

How Kate Middleton appeared at the church
In a gesture of respect for the late Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Middleton.

The 40-year-old new Princess of Wales, who represented the monarch during her funeral on Monday, wore two items that belonged to her grandmother-in-law.

The Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings and four-strand pearl choker with center diamond clasp, both from the Queen’s private collection, were worn by Princess Kate as she entered Westminster Abbey.

The Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings were a present to the Queen for her wedding in 1947, and Queen Elizabeth previously wore the eye-catching choker for a state banquet in Bangladesh in 1983.

Kate has recently been spotted wearing the pearl drop earrings for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, as well as the choker and earrings for the burial of Queen Elizabeth’s husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 2021. (Kate has frequently taken the Queen’s favorite set of earrings from her jewelry box.)

Since the monarch’s passing on September 8, Princess Kate has honored her grandmother-in-law with jewels at a number of formal burial events.

At the solemn ceremony honoring the arrival of the monarch’s coffin at Westminster Hall on Tuesday, Kate wore a pair of pearl and diamond drop earrings that once belonged to the Queen.

According to Lauren Kiehna, writer and editor of The Court Jeweller, the Queen originally wore the earrings to her Silver Jubilee in 1977 and first loaned them to Kate when she traveled to the Netherlands for her first solo overseas trip in October 2016.

Since then, Kate has worn the earrings three more times: on Thursday to see tributes in Sandringham, on Friday to welcome Commonwealth troops, and on Saturday to attend a lunch gathering at Buckingham Palace.

At a service in Westminster Hall on Wednesday, Princess Catherine donned yet another royal re-do by wearing the Queen’s diamond and pearl leaf brooch on her black coat dress.

The pin was originally worn by Queen Elizabeth when she visited South Korea in 1999, according to The Court Jeweller.

For Saturday’s lunch reception at Buckingham Palace, Kate also donned a piece of jewelry that belonged to the Queen, according to Buckingham Palace: a three-strand pearl necklace.

The Princess of Wales attended a ceremony at Buckingham Palace with Prince William, King Charles, Queen Camilla, and other members of the royal family to host Commonwealth governors-general who had come to London for the late monarch’s state funeral on Monday.

Over the years, Queen Elizabeth has given and lent jewels to her female relatives, most notably allowing Kate Middleton to wear the Cartier Halo tiara for her wedding to Prince William in 2011.


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