Kate Middleton honored Queen Elizabeth by wearing her pearl necklace in state

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A portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II hangs outside the British Embassy in Paris, France September 08, 2022.  According to a statement from Buckingham Palace on 08 September 2022, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision at her Scottish estate, Balmoral Castle.  Doctors are worried about the health of the 96-year-old king.  Queen Elizabeth under medical supervision, Paris, France - 08 September 2022

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Kate Middleton Tributes to her late grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II At the state reception. The newlywed Princess of Wales, 40, wore one of the late monarch’s pearl necklaces as she met the governors-general of Commonwealth countries, who act as the Queen’s representatives in places like Australia and Canada. At the event held at Buckingham Palace on Saturday, September 17, she paired the iconic three-stand necklace with a pair of pearl earrings, also worn by the Queen.

Kate Middleton wears Queen Elizabeth’s three-strand pearl necklace at a reception on Saturday, September 17. (Stephen Russo/WPA Pool/Shutterstock)

The necklace was regularly worn by Her Majesty and was known as one of her pieces. “He was not at all interested in material things. She wore the same pearl necklace every day,” said Sam Cohen, the queen’s former assistant private secretary people The piece in question.

Kate paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth, who Died at the age of 96, all week. On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge wore the Queen’s diamond and pearl leaf brooch, and on Friday, she rocked a pair of pearl earrings that appeared to be the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Pearl Earrings.

Queen Elizabeth is seen wearing the same three strand pearl necklace. (Kirsty O’Connor/WPA Pool/Shutterstock)

Notably, pearls are highly associated with mourning and the royal family thanks to Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years from 1837-1901. After the death of her beloved husband Prince Albert in 1861, Victoria wore pearls and black exclusively.

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