Kate Middleton Wears Queen Elizabeth’s Pearl Necklace: Photos – Hollywood Life


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Kate Middleton paid tribute to her late grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II at a state reception. The newly minted Princess of Wales, 40, wore one of many late monarch’s pearl necklaces as she met with Governor Generals from the commonwealth nations, who function the Queen’s representatives in locations like Australia and Canada. She paired the recognizable three-stand necklace with a pair of pearl earrings, which additionally belonged to the Queen on the occasion, held at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Kate Middleton wears Queen Elizabeth’s three strand pearl necklace at a reception on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Shutterstock)

The necklace was often worn by Her Majesty, and was identified to be considered one of her go-to items. “She wasn’t all for materials issues in any respect. She wore the identical pearl necklace day-after-day,” the Queen’s former assistant non-public secretary Sam Cohen instructed Folks of the piece in query.

Kate has been paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth, who handed away of the age 96, all week. On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge wore the Queen’s diamond and pearl leaf brooch and on Friday, she rocked a pair of pearl earrings which look like the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Pearl Earrings.

Queen Elizabeth is seen in the identical three strand pearl necklace. (Kirsty O’Connor/WPA Pool/Shutterstock)

Notably, pearls are extremely related to mourning and the Royal Household due to Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years from 1837–1901. Victoria wore pearls and black clothes solely after the dying of her beloved husband Prince Albert died in 1861. After the deaths of her father King George VI, sister Princess Margaret, and former daughter-in-law Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth wore pearls in periods mourning.

“On Thursday, the world misplaced a unprecedented chief, whose dedication to the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute. A lot shall be stated within the days forward concerning the which means of her historic reign,” William wrote within the assertion shared to Twitter and Instagram on Sept. 10.

Final week, Kate’s husband Prince William issued an announcement paying tribute to his grandmother who handed away on Sept. 8. “I, nonetheless, have misplaced a grandmother. And whereas I’ll grieve her loss, I additionally really feel extremely grateful. I’ve had the good thing about The Queen’s knowledge and reassurance into my fifth decade,” he penned by way of Twitter and Instagram. He acknowledged the “recollections” that Kate and his personal youngsters had with the Queen.

“She was by my facet at my happiest moments. And she or he was by my facet throughout the saddest days of my life,” William additionally stated within the heartrending tribute. “I knew this present day would come, however it will likely be a while earlier than the truth of life with out Grannie will really really feel actual.”

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