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Kate Middleton Pays Tribute To Princess Diana And Queen Elizabeth At King Charles’s Coronation

The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla took place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6, 2023. While all eyes were on the new monarchs, Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, made sure to pay tribute to two other members of the royal family on the big day.

Kate arrived at the ceremony wearing an elegant Alexander McQueen embroidered gown with a special accessory taken from Princess Diana’s jewelry box. The princess wore a pair of the late royal’s statement diamond and pearl earrings which were first worn publicly in the early 1990s.

The earrings were a favorite of Diana’s and feature two stylized curves of diamonds with a pearl suspended from each. In her lifetime, the earnings had attached two large south-sea pearls as pendants but when Kate first stated wearing them in 2019 these were replaced with smaller diamond-topped pearl drops.

Kate also remembered Queen Elizabeth, who passed away on September 8, 2022, by wearing her George VI Festoon Necklace. The necklace was a gift from King George VI to his wife Queen Elizabeth (later known as Queen Mother) on their wedding day in 1923. The necklace consists of three rows of diamonds with a diamond clasp at the back.

The necklace was inherited by Queen Elizabeth II and was worn by her on several occasions, including her own coronation in 1953. The necklace was also loaned to Princess Margaret and Princess Anne for their weddings in 1960 and 1973 respectively.

By wearing these pieces of jewelry, Kate honored the legacy of two women who shaped the history of the British monarchy and influenced her own role as a royal wife and mother.



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