The Duchess of Sussex — a.k.a. Meghan Markle — set off on her first royal trip with Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, June 14, and Her Majesty reportedly marked the momentous occasion by gifting her new granddaughter-in-law the diamond and pearl earrings she was seen wearing. After traveling via the Queen’s train to Chester, England, the former actress stunned in a bespoke cape-like beige sheath dress by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy (the designer behind her exquisite wedding gown). She accessorized the minimalist frock with black Sarah Flint pumps, a Givenchy clutch and her trusty new stockings, but it was her delicate ear candy that topped it all off.
While Canadian jeweler Birks (a brand Meghan has worn several times before) initially took credit for the pearl studs that are topped with a tiny diamond, The Sun royal reporter Emily Andrews tweeted that Buckingham Palace refuted the claim and said the earrings were a gift from the Queen. Pearl earrings are timeless, but Meg’s sophisticated styling certainly gives the classic accessory a modern elegance. Paired with her wedding rings and a simple diamond tennis bracelet, the look was simply chic, and we’re ready for a pair of our own. Keep scrolling to see a few of our favorite pearl earring options inspired by the Duchess’ royal jewels!