All eyes were on Kate Middleton and Prince William when they stepped out at the 2019 BAFTA Awards in London. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cut a glamorous figure as they arrived at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, February 10 for the star-studded affair — but it was Kate’s glittering accessories that really stole the show.
The 37-year-old added a very sentimental touch to her white asymmetrical gown — designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen — by wearing her late mother-in-law Princess Diana’s stunning diamond-encrusted pearl-drop earrings. With her brunette tresses swept up in a classic chignon style, Kate Middleton sparkled in Diana’s accessories.
Before her untimely passing in 1997, the Princess of Wales wore the priceless jewels to several high-profile events, most notably when she met the Emperor Akihito of Japan in November 1990.
In a full circle moment, Diana also wore the earrings when she attended an event at Royal Albert Hall in 1991 — the same location where the BAFTAs are held.
Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have inherited several items from Diana’s jewelry collection, and it’s always a joy when we see the ladies pay tribute to their mother-in-law. Most famously, Kate’s sapphire engagement ring previously belonged to Princess Diana. The mother-of-three has also worn Diana’s Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara on several occasions for state banquets. Just as well, Meghan’s engagement ring from Prince Harry features two diamonds from the his mother’s private jewelry collection.
The BAFTAs have long been a glamorous stomping ground for the British Royals, and with Prince William as the current president of the association, the royal presented the Fellowship award at this year’s ceremony.
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