The Princess of Wales paid tribute to Princess Diana by wearing her pearl bracelet

Kate’s tribute to Diana: Princess of Wales wore her mother-in-law’s three-strand pearl bracelet as she joined the Queen Consort at a Commonwealth lunch at Buckingham Palace

  • The Princess of Wales paid tribute to her mother-in-law Diana on Saturday
  •  Kate, 40, donned a beautiful pearl bracelet, that originally belonged to Diana
  •  The royal paired the elegant three strand piece with a matching pearl necklace
  • The bracelet was passed onto William after his mother died and belongs to Kate

The Princess of Wales paid tribute to her mother-in-law Princess Diana by wearing her bracelet on Saturday.

Kate, 40, donned a beautiful pearl bracelet, that originally belonged to Diana, during a lunch held for governors-general of the Commonwealth nations at Buckingham Palace.

The royal paired the elegant three strand piece with a matching pearl necklace and earrings.

The bracelet was passed onto Prince William after his mother died and now belongs to Kate.

The Princess of Wales paid tribute to her mother-in-law Princess Diana by wearing her bracelet on Saturday during a lunch held for governors-general of the Commonwealth nations at Buckingham Palace

The Princess of Wales paid tribute to her mother-in-law Princess Diana by wearing her bracelet on Saturday during a lunch held for governors-general of the Commonwealth nations at Buckingham Palace

The three strand pearl bracelet was originally worn by Princess Diana (pictured in Hong Kong in 1989) and was designed by British jeweller Nigel Milne 

The three strand pearl bracelet was originally worn by Princess Diana (pictured in Hong Kong in 1989) and was designed by British jeweller Nigel Milne 

The mother-of-three looked typically elegant in a black long sleeved dress and stilettos.  

This is not the first time Kate has worn the iconic piece, as she wore it in 2017 whilst visiting Germany, and many times since.

The bracelet was famously worn by Diana in 1989 when she toured Hong Kong with Prince Charles.   

The bracelet’s designer Nigel Milne was surprised to see the jewellery been worn again decades after he created the piece in 1988. 

The royal paired the elegant three strand piece with a matching pearl necklace and drop earrings

The royal paired the elegant three strand piece with a matching pearl necklace and drop earrings

The Princess of Wales looked sophisticated as she chatted to governors-general of the Commonwealth nations

The Princess of Wales looked sophisticated as she chatted to governors-general of the Commonwealth nations

The Queen Consort, Camilla and the Kate chatted during the lunch which was held at the palace

The Queen Consort, Camilla and the Kate chatted during the lunch which was held at the palace 

The Princess spoke with His Excellency Mr. Cyril Errol Melchiades Charles, Governor of St Lucia

The Princess spoke with His Excellency Mr. Cyril Errol Melchiades Charles, Governor of St Lucia 

Milne and his wife Cherry decided to produce several pieces of jewellery with proceeds of the sales going to charity BIRTHRIGHT, of which Diana was patron.

One of the pieces was the bracelet that could be seen adorning Kate’s wrist and that Diana wore on several occasions including at the Birthright Ball in 1989 and with her iconic Catherine Walker ‘Elvis’ dress.

It is not uncommon to see the Duchess of Cambridge borrowing from her mother-in-law’s jewellery box having been pictured wearing her earrings on The Queen’s procession. 

The mother-of-three looked typically elegant in a black long sleeved midi dress and black stilettos

The mother-of-three looked typically elegant in a black long sleeved midi dress and black stilettos

Kate donned pearl earrings that were gifted to Diana before her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981.

The earrings, made by Collingwood, mark a touching handover from one Princess of Wales to the other.  

They became firm favourites of Diana and were sported on royal tours of Australia, Canada and Italy.

The earrings feature a round diamond stud, from which is suspended an additional round diamond and a bell cap set with three more rows of small diamonds. The bell caps each contain a pearl drop.  

The Princess of Wales paid tribute to her mother-in-law Princess Diana by wearing her earrings for the Queen's procession. Pictured, Diana wearing the earrings in Washington DC in 1985

The Princess of Wales paid tribute to her mother-in-law Princess Diana by wearing her earrings for the Queen's procession. Pictured, Diana wearing the earrings in Washington DC in 1985

The Princess of Wales paid tribute to her mother-in-law Princess Diana by wearing her earrings for the Queen’s procession. Pictured, Diana wearing the earrings in Washington DC in 1985

The Princess made a sweet nod to her late mother-in-law by wearing earrings that belonged to Diana for the occasion

The Princess made a sweet nod to her late mother-in-law by wearing earrings that belonged to Diana for the occasion 

Diana began wearing the earrings before she was Princess of Wales. They were a gift from Collingwood, a jewellery firm that was a favourite of the Spencer family.

She wore them on several occasions throughout her marriage.

They made her gala outfits sparkle during her tour of the US in 1985, where she wore them with a lacy white gown and the Lover’s Knot tiara for a gala dinner at the British Embassy.

She also wore them with the form-fitting black dress she sported as she attended the Vanity Fair party at the Serpentine Gallery in November 1994 in London, which then later become known as the Revenge Dress.

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