09 April 2014

The Cambridges Down Under: Remembrance in Blenheim


After a break to get over their jetlag, the Cambridges are back in action in New Zealand. Let's catch up on Kate's jewelry choices, shall we?


Prince George, future king of New Zealand, stole the show once again at a playdate held at Government House on April 9. His mother wore pearl drop earrings by Annoushka, her Cartier watch, and a necklace by Mappin & Webb.

George also demonstrated that he is as in awe of Kate's hair as the rest of the world is.



On the morning of April 10 (the future! for those of us in faraway time zones), William and Kate honored military veterans by placing a wreath at Seymour Square in Blenheim.

Kate wore a familiar pair of diamond and sapphire cabochon earrings for the occasion. This is the pair that Ayvee speculates may be a remodeled version of a pair of earrings once worn by Diana, Princess of Wales. Kate first wore them in public at the service celebrating Prince Philip's 90th birthday.

Appropriately for the event, Kate also fixed a poppy pin to her bespoke Alexander McQueen coat. On Twitter, Claire Trevett of the New Zealand Herald noted, "The poppy pin the Duchess of Cambridge was wearing is the NZ govt's official pin for the WW1 commemorations." Along with a stylized poppy, the pin also features a fern leaf, the national symbol we saw Kate wear on her arrival to Wellington.

NOTES, PHOTO CREDITS, AND LINKS
1. Banner image is a cropped version of a photograph from the 2011 Cambridge tour of Canada, available via Wikimedia Commons; source here.