Kate Middleton Delivers Keynote Speech in Princess Diana’s Jewelry

A stylish nod

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On Wednesday, November 15, Kate Middleton, 41, held her Shaping Us National Symposium at the The Design Museum in London, where she caught everyone's eye in a stunning purple pantsuit, which she accessorized with earrings that once belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

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The Princess of Wales chose an Emilia Wickstead pantsuit from the brand’s Fall/Winter ’21 collection, which we've seen her sport in the past (remember when she wore the eye-popping design during a visit to Northern Ireland in September 2021?).

Beauty-wise, Princess Catherine wore her hair down, opting for a simple, middle-parted wavy ’do. She added a coral-colored lip and brushed on a light lavender eye shadow. Finally, she paired the suit with navy Gianvito 105 suede pumps (because she's never been one to shy away from bold color combos).

But the pièce de résistance were those sapphire and diamond drop earrings pulled from Princess Diana’s jewelry box.

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The earrings were originally a wedding gift to Lady Di from the Saudi royal family in 1981. The statement pieces were part of a set, which also included a Burmese sapphire and diamond necklace, a sapphire ring, a bracelet and a watch. All of these pieces were meant to match Princess Diana's engagement ring (which now belongs to Middleton).

The Princess of Wales gave this nod to her late mom-in-law while delivering the keynote address at the Shaping Us National Symposium. In case you're unaware, Princess Catherine launched the campaign to focus on early childhood development and provide support to children during their formative years. The symposium brought together cross-disciplinary leaders, child and adult specialists and global thinkers for a one-of-a-kind event.

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We bet Princess Diana would be proud, Kate.

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