William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, as well as King Charles and Queen Camilla have gathered at the palace to host the governors-general of the Commonwealth ahead of the Queen’s funeral.
We managed to notice that during the lunch, which was hosted on Saturday at Buckingham Palace, the Princess of Wales paid homage to Queen Elizabeth in her jewelry choices.
Specifically Kate was wearing a three-strand pearl necklace that used to belong to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth – even being a go-to piece for the monarch – Buckingham Palace confirms.
Kate also wore a pair of diamond and pearl earrings that belonged to the record-breaking monarch, this was the fourth time since Queen Elizabeth’s death that Kate has been spotting wearing them, her way of paying respect.
That very same pair of earrings was worn by Queen Elizabeth during her Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977, according to LauernKiehna of The Court Jeweller.
The first time the Princess was spotted wearing the earrings was when she was sent to the Netherlands for her first solo trip back in October 2016.
Kate wore the earrings when joining the rest of the Royal Family when receiving the Queen’s coffin at Buckingham Palace and viewing tributes in Sandringham on Thursday, she also wore them when greeting and expressing gratitude to Commonwealth troops on Friday.
This wasn’t the first – and likely won’t be the last – time Kate wears a piece of Queen Elizabeth’s jewelry as a form of tribute. She wore a diamond and pear leaf brooch on Wednesday for a service at Westminster Hall, which was last worn by the late monarch in Seoul on April 21, 1999.
Saturday’s event isn’t the last reception for the weekend, as King Charles and Queen Camilla will welcome heads of state and official overseas guests on Sunday.