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Kate, Princess of Wales, honors Queen Elizabeth and Diana during the coronation

Thousands of people gathered for it Saturday is the coronation of King Charles III And Catherine, Princess of Wales, found a way to honor those who weren’t there: Queen Elizabeth II and William’s mother Diana, the last Princess of Wales before Catherine.

Princess George VI wore a festoon necklace, according to Vogue. The three-strand diamond necklace is significant to the late Queen Elizabeth II and her father, King George. The king commissioned the necklace for his daughter in 1950.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth attends a state banquet in honor of King Carl XVl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden on 25 May 1983.

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Queen Elizabeth II has been photographed wearing the stunning jewels several times, including at a White House dinner with former President George W. Bush in 2007.

President Bush welcomes Queen Elizabeth to the White House

US President George W. Bush (R) and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II arrive at a formal white-tie state dinner on the North Portico of the White House May 7, 2007 in Washington, DC

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The princess often honors her late mother-in-law, Diana, who died in 1997, with the jewelry she wears. On Saturday, she wore a pair of pearl and diamond earrings that Diana often wore.

Catherine, Princess of Wales arrives ahead of the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in London, England on May 6, 2023.

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Catherine has been photographed wearing earrings several times before.


Kate, Princess of Wales, often wears earrings that were once owned and often worn by Princess Diana.

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When Prince William proposed to Catherine, he used Diana’s 18-carat blue sapphire and white diamond engagement ring. “This is my way of making sure my mom doesn’t miss today,” William said said at this time.

The princess paid tribute to the Queen during her funeral service, wearing a brooch that was previously photographed as worn by the Queen. In fact, she wore it on her 73rd birthday in 1999 during a trip to Seoul. Catherine was also photographed wearing the brooch on a trip to Belgium in 2017.


Both Kate and Queen Elizabeth II have been photographed wearing the same brooch. Kate wore it to Westminster Hall in 2022, where the Queen gave the State Lie.

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Queen Camilla also honored the Queen at her funeral, wearing pearls, seen as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth, who often wore them.

At the coronation, instead of wearing a royal tiara on her head, Catherine opted for an Alexander McQueen headpiece, created in collaboration with milliner Jess Collette, according to Vogue. Her dress was also by Alexander McQueen. Catherine wore an Alexander McQueen dress to her 2011 wedding.

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