11 October 2016

The Queen's Pearls for Kate's First Solo Foreign Trip

Kate wears diamond and pearl earrings in The Hague (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Insert your "Girl with the Pearl Earring" puns here: the Duchess of Cambridge chose a very appropriate -- and, it turns out, valuable -- pair of earbobs for her visit to the Netherlands today.




Photo: PETER DEJONG/AFP/Getty Images

Kate's on her first official solo foreign visit today. Above, we see her meeting with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands at Villa Eikenhorst in The Hague. (Maxima's out of town. I KNOW. It's a tragic missed opportunity.)


Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

For the visit, Kate wore a pair of earrings that she debuted during the recent tour of Canada: diamond studs with small pearl drops. You can see a detailed shot of the earrings above.


Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

You'll recall that, during the Canadian tour, Heavenly Necklaces intimated that these earrings could be from their collection. We learned today that this is not the case: royal reporters have confirmed that the earrings are indeed on loan from the Queen.