Kate Middleton splits fans with £235 gold chain necklace to present BBC Radio 1

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Oct 11, 2022

Kate Middleton, 40, took over BBC Radio 1’s daily news program Newsbeat on Tuesday at 12.45pm to present a special on mental health with her husband Prince William, 40. The Princess of Wales wore a recycled Zara ecru blazer for the occasion.

Kate opted for her long reverse lapel blazer from Zara, which costs $69.90, or around £63.37 in pounds.

According to Zara’s website, the item is a “fitted, reverse-lapel, long-sleeved blazer with shoulder pads” and also has “front welt pockets.”

The Princess previously wore this blazer on June 8, 2022, when she visited Little Village Brent.

Kate wore this blazer over a plain white top and black pants to feature on Newsbeat.

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The princess chose for the occasion a very unusual necklace by Laura Lombardi.

Kate wore a gold ‘Luisa Necklace’ chain with a heart at the bottom, which was confirmed by the designer on Instagram.

Royal fans had mixed feelings about the £235 accessory.

Twitter user @Emma4AboutRoyal wrote: “This is something very different to anything we’ve seen on Kate so far.


During the chat, the Prince and Princess spoke about mental health stigma, social media pressures and ways to equip young people with the tools to open up about how they feel.

The prince said the couple wanted to “have a meaningful conversation about mental health”.

Kate added: “The first step for all of us is to keep having these conversations and to keep asking for help.”