Kate Middleton's £85 earrings have a special story - did you spot them?

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The Duchess of Cambridge made a stylish return to public engagements this week, thrilling royal fans with her effortless sense of style.

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Kate looked as chic as ever in a delightful tonal outfit as she and Prince William visited Clitheroe Community Hospital in North Lancashire on Thursday. Dressing to perfection, she chose to recycle her limited edition cashmere wool camel coat from Massimo Dutti, which she layered over an elegant camel-coloured roll neck - and did you notice her pretty earrings?

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The pastel pink accessories are another affordable buy from Missoma London, one of the royal's favourite jewellery brands – and in fact, the beautiful gemstone that adorns the drop earrings bears a special significance.

The Missoma website reads: "Our Rhodochrosite Pyramid Hoops feature a heart-based healing crystal that radiates love, compassion and all-around good vibes, suspended from a textured gold vermeil hoop."

Rhodochrosite is also known as the 'Stone of the compassionate heart', reflecting healing from heartbreak or loss.

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Kate previously teamed her earrings with her Beulah London dress

Since Kate and many other royals often carefully choose the clothing and accessories they wear to reflect a certain message, we wouldn't be surprised if the Duchess had opted to wear these special earrings to promote positivity and love following the coronavirus crisis in the UK.

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SEE: Kate Middleton's jewellery collection - see all of her precious pieces

The Duchess of Sussex also loves to wear jewellery with significant meanings, and is fond of evil eye necklaces and zodiac designs.

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missoma-earrings

Gold pyramid charm earrings, £85, Missoma

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On Wednesday, Kate stole the show at the Foundling museum in London, wearing navy trousers, a navy roll-neck jumper and heels, and she finished with a dazzling teal coat she's worn before. She also sported some lovely gold earrings, which cost just £2.10 from Accessorize!

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Kate re-wore her sentimental earrings this week

It's been a busy month for the Duchess - she turned 40 on 9 January. In celebration, three portraits of the royal were released to the public on her big day. Duchess Kate wore Alexander McQueen for the occasion - the same designer who created her wedding dress. The pictures were taken by royal photographer Paolo Reversi.

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