On Tuesday, the Princess of Wales wore pearls in Southampton as she visited a new community resource dedicated to supporting women.
Princess Catherine arrived at Hope Street, a new residential community in Southampton for women and children in the justice system, for their official opening on Tuesday. The community was developed by the charity One Small Thing, which is dedicated to redesigning the justice system for women and their children in a way that can more effectively recognize, understand, and respond to trauma.
One Small Thing was founded by Lady Edwina Grosvenor, who delivered remarks during the opening. Lady Edwina is the sister of the present Duke of Westminster. She has dedicated her career to the cause of prison reform, informed by her university degrees in criminology and sociology and her work studying criminal justice models across the globe.
Women and children in residence at Hope Street will have access to a wide-ranging support system. Kate spoke with members of the Hope Street staff during her visit, including Lilly Lewis, who is the Women’s Involvement Advisor for One Small Thing.
For her visit to Hope Street, Kate reached for existing pieces from her wardrobe, including a dress and shoes from Alessandra Rich.
She previously wore the dress/shoe combination last year at Wimbledon.
While she paired the dress with sapphires and diamonds on its last outing, Kate coordinated her gold and pearl earrings with the gold and pearl buttons on the dress on Tuesday.
Kate wore the Chunky Knot Baroque Pearl Earrings from Shyla London, which feature baroque pearl drops suspended from knots made of gold-plated silver.
She wore the earrings for the first time last November during her trip to Boston for the Earthshot Prize.
Here’s another look at the way that Kate styled the earrings on Tuesday.
We also caught a glimpse of her famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring during the visit.
Lady Edwina also wore some interesting jewelry pieces for the opening of Hope Street. As a side note: the Grosvenors and the Windsors have been close for generations. Lady Edwina is a goddaughter of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Her brother, the current Duke of Westminster, is Prince George’s godfather, and their mother, Natalia, Duchess of Westminster, is Prince William’s godmother.
Natalia, who is known as “Tally,” has a really interesting royal background. Her maternal grandmother was Countess Anastasia “Zia” de Torby, a great-granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. (We discussed Zia’s parents in depth in this article about one of her mother’s tiaras.) Zia’s sister, Nada, married the 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven, who was a brother of Queen Louise of Sweden, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and Lord Mountbatten. Tally also wore a pretty spectacular wedding tiara of her own—an antique diamond and spinel tiara that her husband, the 6th Duke of Westminster, bought her as an engagement present in 1977.
Edwina wore a pair of beaded hoop earrings with little pendants.
She also wore a bracelet with a dotted pattern and a large silver-toned ring on her right hand.