01 February 2018

The Cambridges in Scandinavia (Day 3)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled to snowy Norway for the second leg of their Scandinavian tour today, and we had plenty of royal jewelry on show.




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William and Kate were greeted at the airport by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.


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They joined Queen Sonja and Princess Ingrid Alexandra at the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park in Oslo.


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Sonja, who loves modern jewelry, wore geometric earrings and a matching necklace during the engagement.


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Kate went for an old favorite: her sapphire and diamond cluster drop earrings, which you can read more about here.


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The royals wore the same accessories for a meeting at the Royal Palace with King Harald V. Of all the royal families in Europe, the Norwegians are the most closely related to the Brits; Harald's father, Olaf, was a grandson of King Edward VII.


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Haakon and Mette-Marit later accompanied William and Kate to MESH, a workspace for tech startup companies.


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We got a better look at Mette-Marit's diamond and pearl drop earrings during the MESH visit.


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For the evening's black-tie reception at the Royal Palace, both the Norwegians and the Brits went for heirloom royal jewelry.


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Queen Sonja wore a major heirloom jewel that belonged to a British princess. The diamond and pearl jewel pinned at the neck of her gown is the Drapers' Company Brooch, which was a wedding gift to Princess Maud of Wales, daughter of King Edward VII. (Read more about the brooch here!) Her other accessories included diamond and pearl earrings and a pearl bracelet.


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Kate wore diamonds on loan from Queen Elizabeth II, including her diamond frame earrings...


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...and her diamond wedding gift bracelet. (More on this jewel, which is set with Romanov diamonds, over here!)


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Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore a lovely pair of diamond floral and pearl drop earrings.


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Princess Astrid, King Harald's sister, wore a lovely pearl necklace, pearl drop earrings, and stacked bracelets.


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And Princess Martha Louise, Harald and Sonja's daughter, wore gem-studded statement earrings and a gorgeous bracelet.


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Which gala jewels from this event were your favorites?