Kate Middleton wore Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond earrings to show off the color

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Jun 2, 2022

For her outfit this morning at the Trooping the Color 2022 show, Kate Middleton turned to the jewelry collection of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. She paired a custom white blazer dress by Alexander McQueen (a 2021 repeat) and a navy and white fascinator by Philip Treacy with sapphire and diamond earrings previously owned by Diana.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge rode in a horse-drawn carriage during the Trooping the Color 2022 parade.

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The double drop sapphire and diamond earrings were the late princess’ favourite. Notably, Diana paired the earrings with a sapphire and pearl necklace while visiting Ottawa, Canada in 1991, and again at the Met Gala in 1996.

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Princess Diana wore the earrings during a visit to Canada in 1991.

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Princess Diana at the 1996 Met Gala in New York.

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In 1986, Princess Diana also wore the earrings with a sapphire and diamond headband:

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Princess Diana at a dinner hosted by Emperor Hirohito in Japan, May 1986.

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This isn’t the first time Kate has worn Diana’s jewelry. the most famous piece of jewelry Kate inherited from Princess Diana is her sapphire engagement ring, which coincidentally matches these earrings. However, this is the first time Kate has worn these specific earrings in public.

Yet Kate has frequently worn another pair of sapphire and diamond earrings in recent years, which are also believed to be from Diana’s collection. These earrings feature only one drop:

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Kate Middleton attends the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in March 2022.

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Kate during a visit to the Prince’s Foundation in London, in February 2022.

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Despite Kate’s stunning earrings from Diana, her children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – undeniably stole the show at the Trooping the Color show. The three royal children made their Trooping the Color carriage debut this year, alongside Kate and Camilla, Duchess of Cambridge.

Trooping the Color is the first of many events the Cambridges are expected to attend this weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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