Nostalgic accessories! Kate Middleton included a touch of sentiment to her ensemble while attending the Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle on Monday, June 13.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 34, added sparkle to her red Catherine Walker jacket and coordinating dress with a diamond bracelet and — wait for it — the same diamond earrings that she wore on her wedding day in April 2011. Her bespoke Robinson Pelham earrings feature a diamond-encrusted tear-drop dangling design with a suspended center diamond.
A matching Alexander McQueen clutch, Locke & Co. hat and burgundy pumps by Gianvito Rossi completed her look for the royal outing, which also included appearances by Prince William, Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles and Prince Charles. The royal attendees originally planned to walk in a processional to St. George’s chapel from Windsor Castle to greet the new Garter Knights (the highest order of knights in England, established by Edward III in 1348). Instead, they drove to the chapel in cars, because of a heavy rain — the first storm to wash out the ceremony since 1971.
The duchess’ jewelry wasn’t the only recycled piece in her outfit. True to her wear-it-again philosophy, Middleton first stepped out in the Catherine Walker coat during the royal tour of Canada in 2011.
This is the second pair of statement earrings the mom of George, 2, and Charlotte, 13 months, has worn in the past four days. On Thursday, June 9, Middleton stepped out in a pair of Cartier diamond ‘Trinity de Cartier’ earrings that retail for a whopping $56,500. The circle earrings include three intertwined hoops of pink, yellow and white gold, set with 8 carats of pavé Cartier diamonds.
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