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Kate Middleton Honors Queen Elizabeth By Wearing Her Pearl Necklace To State Reception

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Kate Middleton paid tribute to her late grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II at a state reception. The newly minted Princess of Wales, 40, wore one of many late monarch’s pearl necklaces as she met with Governor Generals from the commonwealth international locations, who function the Queen’s representatives in locations like Australia and Canada. She paired the recognizable three-stand necklace with a pair of pearl earrings, which additionally belonged to the Queen on the occasion, held at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Kate Middleton wears Queen Elizabeth’s three strand pearl necklace at a reception on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool/Shutterstock)

The necklace was frequently worn by Her Majesty, and was recognized to be one among her go-to items. “She wasn’t serious about materials issues in any respect. She wore the identical pearl necklace every single day,” the Queen’s former assistant personal secretary Sam Cohen informed People of the piece in query.

Kate has been paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth, who passed away of the age 96, all week. On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge wore the Queen’s diamond and pearl leaf brooch and on Friday, she rocked a pair of pearl earrings which seem like the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Pearl Earrings.

Queen Elizabeth is seen in the identical three strand pearl necklace. (Kirsty O’Connor/WPA Pool/Shutterstock)

Notably, pearls are extremely related to mourning and the Royal Household because of Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years from 1837–1901. Victoria wore pearls and black clothes completely after the demise of her beloved husband Prince Albert died in 1861. After the deaths of her father King George VI, sister Princess Margaret, and former daughter-in-law Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth wore pearls during times mourning.

“On Thursday, the world misplaced a rare chief, whose dedication to the nation, the Realms and the Commonwealth was absolute. A lot might be mentioned within the days forward concerning the which means of her historic reign,” William wrote in the statement shared to Twitter and Instagram on Sept. 10.

Final week, Kate’s husband Prince William issued a press release paying tribute to his grandmother who passed away on Sept. 8. “I, nevertheless, have misplaced a grandmother. And whereas I’ll grieve her loss, I additionally really feel extremely grateful. I’ve had the good thing about The Queen’s knowledge and reassurance into my fifth decade,” he penned by way of Twitter and Instagram. He acknowledged the “recollections” that Kate and his personal children had with the Queen.

“She was by my facet at my happiest moments. And he or she was by my facet throughout the saddest days of my life,” William additionally mentioned within the heartrending tribute. “I knew this present day would come, however it is going to be a while earlier than the truth of life with out Grannie will really really feel actual.”

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