Kate Middleton Borrowed Earrings from Queen Elizabeth for Her Special Christmas Concert

Queen Elizabeth may not have been able to attend Kate Middleton’s Christmas concert, but the Duchess of Cambridge made sure her grandmother-in-law was there in spirit.

On Wednesday, the mother of three hosted a special holiday event at Westminster Abbey. The holiday concert raised funds for a variety of charities, including NHS Charities Together, which has supported health service workers throughout the pandemic. Several members of the royal fam were in attendance, including Prince William, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Zara and Mike Tindall.

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For the occasion, the duchess looked festive in an all-red ensemble from Catherine Walker. She topped off her look with a pair of sapphire and diamond fringe earrings, which she reportedly borrowed from her Her Majesty’s collection. According to People, the accessories originally belonged to Elizabeth’s mom, the late Queen Mother, before they were handed down to the monarch.

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And this isn’t the first time that the duchess has sported the jewels. In fact, she wore them to a state dinner at Buckingham Palace back in 2019. On that occasion, she donned the earrings with a white ruffled Alexander McQueen gown and her favorite Lover's Knot tiara.

Middleton’s holiday event, which will be broadcast on ITV at 7:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, “will look back on the last eighteen months, to think not only of the unprecedented challenges that we have all faced as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to remember the positives: people and organizations pulling together in their communities, the small acts of kindness across different demographics and generations, and the unsung heroes who stepped up to help others.”

What a sweet way to pay tribute to the queen, even though she couldn’t be there.

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