The Duchess of Cambridge yesterday paid another subtle and sweet tribute to the Queen as she attended the Platinum Jubilee pageant outside Buckingham Palace.
Kate, 40, wore stunning floral earrings set with gold and gems which were borrowed from the Queen’s private collection.
The earrings are part of a set given to the Queen by her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth for her 19th birthday in 1945.
Kate wore her brunette locks loose behind her ear revealing the Cartier jewellery, which she has paired with a floral bouquet brooch on previous occasions.
It comes after the Queen wore the rarely seen matching brooch at the Chelsea Flower Show last month.
Kate, 40, wore stunning floral silver earrings to the Platinum Jubilee pageant which were borrowed from a collection given to the Queen by her parents King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1945 when she was just 19 years old
The Queen wore the matching brooch for the first time in many years at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show last month. The brooch is a floral spray made with pink and blue sapphires, rubies and diamonds
It is believed that the earrings Kate wore yesterday were last sported by the Queen in this photograph where she holds baby Prince Charles in a private room at Buckingham Palace
The earrings Kate wore yesterday were last worn by her in 2018, at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, pictured
The earrings are in the shape of miniature flowers on tiny stems and had not been seen for many years on a public outing until yesterday.
They were worn by the Queen for a photoshoot with her newborn son Prince Charles in 1949. Kate last wore them to the Commonwealth Day service in 2018, when she was heavily pregnant with Prince Louis.
Yesterday the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, paired them with a pink custom Stella McCartney dress.
Seated next to her children, Prince Louis, four, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince George, eight, Kate appeared effortlessly stylish in the long-sleeve dress, which featured cinched waist detailing and a flared skirt, for the last of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
Kate was joined by Charles, Camilla, Zara and Mike Tindall, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their husbands in the royal box, set at the end of the 2-and-a-half- hour procession.
The Queen made an appearance at yesterday’s pageant on the balcony, after she pulled out of two Jubilee events amid concerns for her health.
The beautiful earrings were seen as the Duchess of Cambridge chatted to her son Louis during yesterday’s Platinum Jubilee pageant
As she shared a hug with Prince Louis, the jewellery was on full display, complementing her fuschia dress
Kate grinned as she watched the Platinum Jubilee pageant action with the rest of her family yesterday
She laughed as she sat alongside young son Louis and oither children Charlotte and George to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne
The Queen made an appearance on the balcony at yesterday’s pageant and is seen here with Prince Charles, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince William, Prince Louis and the Duchess of Cambridge
The pageant was split into four acts: For Queen and Country with a military parade; The Time of Our Lives progressing through seven decades of culture, music and fashion; Let’s Celebrate telling the story of the Queen’s life in 12 chapters with corgi puppets and carnival creations; and the Happy and Glorious musical spectacle.
Kate yesterday kept her accessories to a minimum and sported diamond earrings, while opting for a smattering of glamorous makeup to complete her look.
Her daughter Charlotte appeared just as stylish in a £140 Razorbil Summer Coat from Amaia Kids, while Louis and George looked smart in a jumper and suit, respectively.
During the pageant, celebrities travelled in decorated open top double decker buses for the decade-by-decade celebrations.
The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles as her son Prince Louis enjoyed the Platinum Jubilee pageant with her yesterday
The pageant was also watched by Prince George, Prince William, The Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales yesterday
A peloton of 300 cyclists, riding vintage bikes from across the seven decades of the Queen’s reign, travelled down The Mall led by Sir Chris Hoy and cycling golden couple Dame Laura and Sir Jason Kenny.
Close to 200 national treasures took to the stage to serenade the Queen by singing the national anthem at the grand finale of the Platinum Jubilee festivities. Stars including Sir David Jason, Harry Redknapp, Sir Cliff Richard, Sandie Shaw, Felicity Kendal, Joe Wicks and Holly Willoughby joined Ed Sheeran in a mass rendition of God Save The Queen outside Buckingham Palace at the end of the pageant.
Among the cast of colourful characters who took part in the Jubilee parade on Horse Guards was a group of Daleks from the sci-fi television programme Doctor Who, threatening passers-by that they will be ‘exterminated’ as they rolled along with cultural icons from the 1960s in the decade-by-decade Time of Our Lives act of the pageant.
On Saturday night, the Prince of Wales called the Queen ‘Mummy’ and described how ‘you laugh and cry with us and, most importantly, you have been there for us’ in a moving, personal tribute to Britain’s longest-serving head of state after the Buckingham Palace concert.
The monarch received affectionate tributes from the Prince of Wales and national figures during Saturday night’s Platinum Party at the Palace that saw Sir Rod Stewart, Diana Ross and Duran Duran perform for thousands in The Mall.