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Article: The Story Behind Kate Middleton's Iconic Princess of Wales Earrings

The Story Behind Kate Middleton's Iconic Princess of Wales Earrings - LATELITA

The Story Behind Kate Middleton's Iconic Princess of Wales Earrings

Kate Middleton's Earrings


As a fashion icon and one of the most photographed women in the world, it's no surprise that Kate Middleton has sparked trends and made headlines with her wardrobe choices. But one accessory that she's rarely seen without is her stunning pair of sapphire and diamond earrings, which have become known as the Princess of Wales earrings. These earrings, which once belonged to the late Princess Diana, have a fascinating history and have remained a beloved symbol of both royal women. In this blog post, we'll explore the story behind Kate Middleton's earrings and why they hold such significance for Kate and the royal family.


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Kate Middleton's Earrings, The Princess of Wales Earrings​​

The Princess of Wales Earrings


The most famous of Kate Middleton's  earrings are the Princess of Wales earrings, which were a gift to Princess Diana from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia when she married Prince Charles in 1981. The earrings feature an oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds in a cluster design, and have become one of Diana's most treasured pieces. After her death in 1997, the earrings were inherited by her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Kate first wore the earrings shortly after her engagement to William was announced as a way of including Diana in their special day. She has since worn them on many occasions, including the BAFTA Awards, State banquets, and even on the day of Prince Louis' christening.  


The Princess of Wales earrings are a beautiful piece of jewelry that carries tremendous significance for the royal family. They honor Diana's memory and are a reminder of her legacy, while also showing how Kate is creating her own connection to the family’s history. With their classic style and special meaning, it's no wonder why these earrings remain such a beloved part of the royal family's jewellery collection. 


The Latelita Royal Collection inspired by the Princess of Wales


The Latelita Royal Collection is a stunning collection of jewellery that has been inspired by the iconic style and grace of Royal Families past and present. The pieces in this collection feature timeless designs with rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and other precious stones set in silver. From delicate pendants to statement earrings, each piece from the Latelita Royal Collection pays homage to one of the most beloved members of the British royal family. Whether you're looking for a special gift or just want to add something beautiful to your own wardrobe, these elegant pieces are sure to make any woman feel like royalty.


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Kate Middleton's Earrings, The Princess of Wales Earrings​​

Kate Middleton's Earrings - A Gift Steeped In Meaning


The first time we saw Kate wearing the Princess of Wales earrings was in 2011, shortly after her engagement to Prince William was announced. It's believed that the earrings were a gift from William to his fiancée, as a way of including his late mother in their special day. Kate has since worn them to a number of important events, including the BAFTA Awards, State banquets, and even on the day of Prince Louis' christening.


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Sapphire Jewellery A Symbol Of Love & Protection


Sapphire jewellery is considered to be one of the most special and luxurious jewels in existence. Not only is it rare and stunningly beautiful, but sapphire holds a unique history that dates back thousands of years. In ancient times, sapphires were believed to be protective talismans that would ward off evil spirits and bring luck. Wearing the sapphire Princess of Wales earrings, Kate is not only honoring Diana's memory but also her commitment to protecting and empowering those around her. 

A Poignant Symbol Of Princess Diana's Legacy


The Princess of Wales earrings are not only a beautiful piece of jewellery but also a poignant symbol of Princess Diana's legacy. Kate has said that she feels "very lucky" to be able to wear them and has described them as being "part of the family." In wearing them, she is not only honouring Diana's memory but also creating her own connection to the wider history of the royal family.


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Kate Middleton's Earrings, The Princess of Wales Earrings​​

The Amethyst version of Kate Middleton's Earrings


In recent years, Kate has taken to wearing a slightly altered version of the Princess of Wales earrings, in which the large sapphire has been replaced with an amethyst stone. This variation was worn by Diana herself on occasion, and it's said that Kate wanted to put her own spin on the iconic earrings. The amethyst version has been seen at events like the 100 Women in Finance gala and adds a touch of personality to Kate's already stunning outfits.


Kate Middleton's Jewellery Collection


From their origins as a wedding gift to Princess Diana to their place in Kate Middleton's jewellery collection, the Princess of Wales earrings are a beloved and iconic piece of royal history. Their beauty and significance have kept them in the public eye for decades, and Kate's wearing of them has added another layer of meaning to their story. Whether she's wearing the original sapphire version or her own amethyst adaptation, there's no denying that these earrings are a truly special part of Kate's wardrobe - and of the wider royal family's legacy.


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