20 November 2017

Kate in Queen's Pearls for Platinum Anniversary

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh threw a party for their platinum anniversary at Windsor Castle this evening, and we got a glimpse of a new piece of borrowed jewelry on the Duchess of Cambridge.

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During her arrival with William and Harry, photographers snapped Kate wearing pearls. She donned her late mother-in-law's Collingwood Pearl Earrings with an exciting new borrowed jewel: the Queen's Four-Row Pearl Choker.

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The choker has been in the Queen's collection for decades; above, she wears it in 1983 in Bangladesh with the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. (You can read my previous post about the necklace over here!)

Diana wears the pearl choker in 1982

HM also previously lent the necklace to Princess Diana. Above, Diana wears it at Hampton Court Palace during the Dutch state visit in 1982, pairing it with Queen Mary's Lover's Knot Tiara and the large sapphire brooch that she would later use as the clasp of her own pearl choker necklace.