Kate wears significant royal pearls for Remembrance weekend

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Kate wears the Queen's pearls for Remembrance dayMax Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

The Princess of Wales knows the special significance of wearing pearls, and she chose to wear the stone for the first Remembrance Day weekend since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Kate joined Queen Consort Camilla at London’s Cenotaph on Sunday to watch other royal family members - including King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince William and Prince Edward - take part in the annual tribute parade and lay wreaths for those killed in battle.

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Kate dressed appropriately for the occasion in a black coat dress by one of her go-to designers Catherine Walker, styled with a pair of black gloves, a wide-brimmed hat and red poppy pins.

The princess knows the significance of wearing pearls, which are not only a favourite of the late Queen Elizabeth, but are also a symbol of grief and are often referred to as ‘mourning jewellery’ in royal fashion. Many other royal family members have also regularly been seen wearing the stone in times of mourning, including Princess Diana, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (who also wore pearls to the Queen's funeral), and the late Queen Elizabeth II herself.

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For Remembrance Sunday, Kate wore a pair of drop pearl earrings previously worn by Princess Diana. I’m fact, her whole ensemble echoed Diana’s previous Remembrance Sunday outfit from 1984, as she also wore a black wide-brimmed hat and a pair of pearl droplet earrings.

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Earlier that weekend, Kate wore another set of royal pearls to pay tribute to the late Queen. She attended the Festival of Remembrance at London’s Royal Albert Hall in a black Self-Portrait dress, which she accessorised with the same four-strand Japanese pearl choker and drop earrings she wore to the Queen’s funeral. The Queen first loaned the pearl choker to Kate in 2017 and previously loaned it to Princess Diana in 1982 for a royal visit to the Netherlands.

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Kate wore the same pearl necklace from the Queen’s funeralKarwai Tang - Getty Images

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