Kate Middleton debuted another piece of jewelry loaned from The Queen last night at HM’s 70th wedding anniversary dinner at Windsor Castle.
Kate joined Prince William and Prince Harry in the car ride to the private dinner in the State Apartments at Windsor Castle where more than 100 guests celebrated the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle, was not in attendance, although she is apparently in London, having flown in on Saturday.
Kate wore her black lace Diane von Furstenberg “Zarita” gown that she’s worn four times now: at the Royal Variety Performance in November 2014; to a friend’s wedding in December 2014; at the Anna Freud Centre Gala in November 2017; and now to HM’s anniversary dinner in November 2017. Kate also wore Diana’s Collingwood Pearl Earrings.
But the big ticket item is Queen Elizabeth’s Four Row Japanese Pearl Choker, which Kate debuted. According to the Queen’s Jewel Vault, HM commissioned this necklace sometime between 1975-1982 using pearls given to her by the Japanese government. The necklace consists of four rows of pearls with a curved, diamond clasp of three rows of diamonds on each side joined at the top and bottom by marquise diamonds. HM has only worn this necklace sparingly, and famously loaned it to Princess Diana for the 1982 State Visit from the Netherlands.
Kate really is racking up the jewelry loans from HM.
Oh, one last thing, Kate added a new event to her calendar – on November 29, Kate will visit Robin Hood Primary School to celebrate ten years of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. Kate’s schedule for the next week now looks like this:
- November 22: William and Kate will visit Birmingham. They will visit the Jaguar Land Rover Solihull Manufacturing Plant, a Coach Core program at Aston Villa Football Club, and Acme Whistles.
- November 24: William and Kate will attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre.
- November 28: Kate will visit the Foundling Museum to see how the Museum uses art and creativity to support and engage children and vulnerable families.
- November 29: Kate will visit Robin Hood Primary School to celebrate ten years of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening.