It’s time for more royal sparkle in our birthday celebration countdown of the Duchess of Cambridge’s best royal jewels! Today, we’ve got earrings, brooches, and so much more…
Kate notably wore this pair of diamond and pearl drop earrings, a loan from the Queen, during a solo visit to the Netherlands in October 2016. The Queen famously wore them during her Silver Jubilee festivities in 1977, and now Kate wears them occasionally at important daytime events.
Kate debuted this three-stranded bracelet of cultured pearls during the Cambridges’ visit to Germany in July 2017. The piece belonged to her mother-in-law, the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The jewel was made by Nigel Milne to support Birthright, one of Diana’s charities, in 1988.
For the Cambridges’ 2014 visit to New Zealand, the Queen loaned Kate this silver fern brooch. The diamond and platinum brooch, a gift from the women of Auckland, was presented to the Queen on Christmas Day 1953 during her visit to the nation. Kate wore the brooch as she (and baby Prince George) stepped off the plane in Wellington.
These classic diamond and pearl drop earrings have become some of the workhorses of Kate’s jewelry collection. The earrings were given to the late Diana, Princess of Wales by Collingwood, the firm that made them. Kate wears them for both daytime and evening events.
Kate wore these glittering diamond earrings for the first time at the Diplomatic Reception in December 2019, pairing them with the Lover’s Knot Tiara and the Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace. The earrings belong to the Queen, who has worn them in the past for gala events in the Czech Republic in 1996 and Australia in 2006. They’re part of a suite that also includes a matching necklace, and they’ve also been worn by the Countess of Wessex.
Kate chose this large leaf brooch, set with diamonds and pearls, for ceremonies to mark the centenary of Passchendaele in Belgium in July 2017. She has also worn it to secure her poppies during Remembrance events. The brooch belongs to the Queen, who has only worn the jewel once, during a 1999 visit to South Korea.
The Queen loaned these striking diamond and sapphire earrings, with their distinctive looped design, to Kate for an event at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in May 2021. They’re part of a set given to the Queen by Sheikh Rashid of Dubai in 1979.
Kate debuted this stunning pair of diamond earrings, another loan from the Queen, during the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Mansion House in November 2016. She has worn them frequently since, for both evening events and more formal daytime occasions. They’ve even made a notable appearance at Trooping the Colour.