A touching tribute Duchess Kate made sure Queen Elizabeth II‘s presence was felt at the British monarch’s Service of Thanksgiving during her Platinum Jubilee.
After it was revealed that Her Majesty, 96, would not be attending the service due to discomfort she experienced at Trooping the Colour on Thursday, June 2, the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, arrived at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3, in jewels belonging to the queen. Kate was a radiant sight, wearing Elizabeth’s Bahrain Pearl Drop sparklers. The earrings were paired with a yellow Emilia Wickstead dress. The bodice was crisscrossed and paired with a Philip Treaty hat, and nude heels.
This wouldn’t be the first time Kate has borrowed from the queen. During her and Prince William‘s tour of the Caribbean in March, the Keep StillAuthor wore the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth. Kate also borrowed the queen’s earrings and bracelet for the occasion. In addition to jewels, Kate’s wardrobe has been heavily influenced by the queen as she’s become known to sport vibrant colors like pink, yellow and blue — just like Her Majesty.
Kate also honors Princess Diana regularly with her fashion, which is something that the late monarch wanted. Before her death, she wrote a “letter of wishes” that stated how she wanted her jewelry to be dispersed: “I would like you to allocate all my jewelry to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it. I leave the exact division of the jewelry to your discretion.”
At Trooping the Colour, Kate sported Diana’s double-drop diamond sapphire earrings. Diana wore the earrings with a matching layered necklace and matching necklace on a 1991 trip to Canada.
The queen’s Platinum Jubilee will continue through Sunday, June 5. “The bank holiday will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone,” the palace said in a statement on January 10.
The monarch was not ill and appeared to be in good spirits at Trooping of the Colour. As she watched the parade and flypast, she smiled big and enjoyed a chat with her great-grandchildren. Her Majesty looked elegant in a pale blue outfit by Angela Kelly and a pearl necklace.
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