Kate Middleton earrings: Sweet tribute to the queen absent during the royal engagement | Royal | News

The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted paying a subtle tribute to Queen Elizabeth II during a recent royal engagement. Kate’s touching choice of earrings amazed viewers as she attended a festive concert at Westminster Abbey. This isn’t the first time the iconic sapphire blue earrings have made a public appearance – but what is the heartfelt significance of these glamorous jewelry accessories?

The royal family are renowned for their wealth and regal sartoriality, but their collections of crown jewelry are worth more than their monetary value.

With a plethora of royal heirlooms available on loan to members of the British monarch, female members of the royal family are rarely spotted without expensive jewelry.

Diving in the crown jewels is often only allowed on formal occasions, from festive concerts to family weddings warranting a royal loan.

On loan from the Queen Mother’s collection, the Duchess of Cambridge’s final choice was a gentle nod to the Queen in the first year of family festivities without the late Prince Philip.

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What earrings did Kate wear?

Kate was pictured wearing the pair of sapphire fringe earrings on Wednesday, December 8th.

As she got out of the car to Westminster Abbey, the 39-year-old turned heads in a bright red coat that contrasted perfectly with the dark blue and silver earrings.

Sentimental jewelry made its debut in 1986 when the Queen Mother first wore it while attending Ben Travers’ play Rookery Nook.

Since her death in March 2002, the legacy of the Queen Mother Royal has continued through her collection of stunning jewelry.

Why are earrings so sentimental?

As the Royal Family prepare to spend their first Christmas in the absence of the Queen’s late husband Prince Philip, this sweet tribute from Kate reaffirmed the importance of family during the holiday season.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s deliberate choice of jewelry is seen as an ode to the Queen’s close bond with her mother.

At a time when so many members of the royal family will be absent in the face of the coronavirus, this simple tribute to the heritage of the queen mother will no doubt have been appreciated by her majesty.

After styling the pair of sparkling gemstone earrings previously in 2015, Kate’s statement in wearing this family heirloom again could also be a sign of her own appreciation for her mother-in-law, the Queen.

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As a family affair, most of the royals and their loved ones were in attendance, including Kate’s siblings, Pippa and James, as well as her parents, Carol and Michael.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also supported by Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice, Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi, Zara Tindall and Mike Tindall at the event which included performances by Ellie Goulding, Leona Lewis and the choir of Westminster Abbey.

Royal fans can tune in to the Christmas concert on Christmas Eve when it airs at 7:30 p.m. on ITV.

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