Kate Middleton’s sweet tribute to the Queen: Duchess borrowed the Monarch’s pearl drop earrings as she attended St Paul’s Thanksgiving service


Kate Middleton paid a discreet homage to the Queen as she attended the thanksgiving service in the Monarch’s honour at St Paul’s Cathedral yesterday.The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, paid a touching tribute to both the Monarch and to her own late mother-in-law Princess Diana as she borrowed a pair of pearl drop earrings from Her Majesty’s personal collection, to the poignant service.



The mother-of-three swept her hair into an intricate bun, revealing the Bahrain Pearl Diamond Drop Earrings which also came from Her Majesty’s private collection, and were also worn by Diana in 1982. The earrings were crafted from pearls gifted to the Queen and Philip from the ruler of Bahrain at the time of their wedding in 1947.


The monarch famously wore the jewels in her first Royal Command portrait by Dorothy Wilding in July 1952.This is not the first time Kate has borrowed the earrings. She first wore them in 2016 for the Remembrance Day service at Westminster Abbey. She also wore them to attend Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021.The Queen wore the earrings several times throughout her reign, and she has also lent them to her daughter-in-law Sophie Wessex, 57, on occasion.



Kate looked glamorous in a custom Emilia Wickstead yellow dress yesterday as she joined Prince William and other senior royals at the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.The Duchess walked in to the Cathedral with her husband, while their children Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince George, eight, and Prince Louis, four, stayed at home.


She paired the gorgeous lemon dress with a Philip Treacy hat – a favourite milliner of the royal family – and £560 mauve Gianvito Rossi pumps, which she owns in at least six colours.


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