Kate Middleton makes sweet tribute to Princess Diana with Trooping the Colour jewellery
All eyes were on Kate Middleton as she appeared at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, looked sensational in a white Alexander McQueen coat dress that she paired with a Philip Treacy hat.
She completed her look with some stunning jewels from Princess Diana’s collection.
The diamond and sapphire earrings Kate wore came with a matching necklace that she also sported at the event.
The jewellery is believed to have been a present from Prince William before their wedding that took place in April 2011.
The late Princess of Wales visited Ottawa in 1983 alongside Prince Charles and sported the glistening jewels with a pearl choker.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children – Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and four year old Prince Louis – looked adorable as they took part in their first carriage procession as celebrations marking the Queen’s 70-year reign began.
The three children were all dressed in a light blue, navy and white colour scheme and took note from their mother as they were also pictured waving at crowds of onlookers.
This isn’t the first time Kate has paid tribute to Princess Diana.
Most notably, the Duchess’ engagement ring is the same one Prince Charles gave his fiancée on their engagement.
After The Duke popped the question, Kate realised that the original design by Garrard was too big for her finger and the pair enlisted jeweller G. Collins and Sons to get it resized.
To avoid damaging the ring, the jewellers resized it using a method that doesn’t require any breaking or resoldering of the band. Instead, the process involves adding small platinum beads inside the band to reduce its diameter.
According to The Court Jeweller, the ring would have cost around £28,500 when it was worn by Diana, which would make it worth a whopping £123,000 today.
It’s worth every penny though, featuring a gorgeous sapphire stone and surrounding diamond halo.
Princess Diana hand picked the ring herself as apparently it reminded her of her own mother’s engagement ring, and also matched her dazzling blue eyes.
Prince Harry had inherited the ring following his mother's death – when each of her sons was allowed to choose a piece of jewellery to remember Diana.
However he gave it to William when he confided his plan to propose to Kate.
When Harry later decided to propose to Meghan Markle, the five-carat ring was made with two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection and one specially sourced from Botswana by Harry himself.
At the time, Harry explained: “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that's her favourite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana, and the little diamonds either side are from my mother's jewellery collection, to make sure that she's with us on this crazy journey together.”
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