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