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Yesterday (2 June) marked a very special day for the royal family, as they took part in the Trooping the Colour event at Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Royal fans were treated to an adorable moment between the Cambridge siblings in the carriage rides there and lots of waving from the Queen herself – and naturally, as is the case with any big royal event, all eyes were firmly on the Duchess of Cambridge and her chic outfit.
Her pick for Trooping the Colour is noteworthy for many reasons – with the jewellery in particular having a special symbolic meaning. For the celebrations, Kate opted for a white Alexander McQueen coat dress (a British designer) with strong shoulders, which she teamed with a Philip Treacy hat (an Irish designer).
Kate's hair was styled in a chic twisted knot, that showed off her sapphire and diamond earrings perfectly – which were once owned by none other than Prince William and Prince Harry's late mother, Princess Diana.
The Princess of Wales often wore the earrings teamed with a sapphire choker too, as seen in the below photo taken 8 July 1991 when she attended a concert at Royal Albert Hall. She also donned them for the Met Gala in 1996:
The style of jewellery is also in-keeping with the ring Prince William used to propose to Kate with, which famously features a blue sapphire stone surrounded by a cluster of diamonds.
Happy Platinum Jubilee celebrations, one and all!
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