Whereas we’ve already mentioned the importance of pearls throughout royal mourning durations, Kate Middleton’s newest sartorial selection is an excellent deeper homage to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
On Saturday, September 17, the Princess of Wales joined her husband, Prince William, and different members of the royal household for a lunch reception with dignitaries at Buckingham Palace, sporting a black costume with a three-strand pearl necklace beforehand owned by Queen Elizabeth. Whereas the pearl and diamond earrings worn by Middleton have been additionally from the queen’s assortment, this necklace was a selected favourite.
“She wasn’t enthusiastic about materials issues in any respect,” the queen’s former assistant non-public secretary, Sam Cohen, just lately informed Individuals. “She wore the identical pearl necklace each day.”
For comparability, right here is a photograph of Queen Elizabeth taken simply this April throughout a go to with the president of Switzerland at Windsor Fort.