The Sweet Story Behind Kate Middleton's New Necklace and Earrings

Remember when we told you about Kate Middleton’s personalized necklace that honors her three kids? Well, we finally have some more details on exactly where she got it. And the story is even sweeter than we expected.

ICYMI: the Duchess of Cambridge recently paid a visit to Battersea Park in London to learn about the importance of parent-powered support programs. For the occasion, Middleton rewore a pair of pink trousers from Marks and Spencer with a white blouse and a pair of Superga sneakers. She topped off her look with a sentimental necklace featuring the initials of her three kids.

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Now, we finally know the story behind the piece, thanks to a People exclusive. According to the outlet, the necklace was gifted to Middleton during her and Prince William’s visit to Salthill Knocknacarra Gaelic Athletic Association club in Ireland back in March.

Per the outlet, the couple used physiotherapist Thérèse Tully’s on-site treatment room to change their clothes between engagements. Tully decided to surprise her with the jewelry, leaving it in the room with a framed note and her business card.

“It’s so amazing to see her wearing them, she seems to be getting so much wear out of the pieces—I’m just delighted,” Tully told People.“I wanted to give her something handcrafted from Galway, so I called Aisling, a local jeweler and commissioned her to make something bespoke, something fit for a princess. I didn’t give her much notice but she did an amazing job.”

And boy, did Aisling O’Brien, who runs local jewelry business All The Falling Stars, deliver. Not only did she make the necklace but also a pair of matching gold hoop earrings, all in 14-karat gold. See the full set below.