Kate Middleton Rocked One of Her Favorite Outfit Formulas Today

Kate Middleton went with a fashion favorite today when it came time to dazzle at a royal engagement.

The newly minted 37-year-old Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order arrived at the Anna Freud National Centre for Families and Children to open a new school. And while her social mission and chic green Emilia Wickstead dress most definitely shined, we couldn’t help but notice the gorgeous earrings dangling behind her sleek blowout.

The Duchess of Cambridge donned Kiki classic green amethyst and diamond drop earrings from her go-to jewelry designer Kiki McDonough. It’s not the first time she’s paired McDonough-designed earrings with a green ensemble and it surely won’t be the last.

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The glamorous but understated earrings feature an oval green amethyst surrounded by diamonds and are set in 18-carat yellow gold on an 18-carat yellow gold and diamond hoop. (A small hoop, not a J.Lo-size hoop for those wondering.)

Obviously, we immediately visited the Kiki McDonough website to see how much snagging our own pair would set us back. Sadly, however, this specific style is already sold out. The plus side for when the Kiki classic does come back in stock? The drop earring portion can be removed, so you can add any drop to the diamond hoop or even wear the hoop alone. A truly versatile earring, which makes the $2,835 price tag a little easier to swallow. 

Middleton recently wore green tourmaline and green amethyst drop earrings from McDonough’s line while attending the annual 1st Battalion Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, England, in March. The earrings featured a green tourmaline stud encircled with diamonds and attached with a single solitaire diamond to a rather large oval-shaped green amethyst, which was also circled by diamonds. (That’s a lot of diamonds.) Like today, she paired the sparkling green earrings with a festive all-green ensemble.

So, there you go. Next time that Duchess of Cambridge fashion craving strikes, reach for some drop earrings and a green dress. It’s a tried and true combo.


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