04 May 2016

Kate Repeats the Riva Suite at the National Portrait Gallery

Kate wears Monica Vinader jewelry to the National Portrait Gallery (Photo: Ian Gavan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

How's this for timing? Only days after Monica Vinader revealed in an interview that her firm had loaned Kate the "Riva" necklace and earrings worn to a Natural History Museum event, Kate wore the set to the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday.

Photo: Ian Gavan - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Here's our previous article about Vinader's interview and the reported loan. So, the question is this: does Kate own these pieces? My guess -- yes, she does. I think it's possible that the company sent the jewels as a loan to Kate and her styling team, she liked them, and she decided to purchase them (or someone purchased them for her). That's all speculation, of course. But I also think it's unlikely that she'd borrow the same pieces twice, so I feel fairly confident that she does own them now.

Do you think Kate was making a statement by wearing the Riva jewels, or was this an enormous coincidence?