It’s no news that members of the royal family have previously used jewelry to honor someone’s memory. This time around, it was a pearl earring that shared an uncanny resemblance to the pearl leaf brooch that formerly belonged to the late Queen Elizabeth II and was worn by the Princess of Wales in London for Remembrance Sunday.
Joined by the Queen, lawmakers, veterans, and other royal family members. They witnessed the King and Prince of Wales laying wreaths during a memorial ceremony above the Cenotaph.
Following the traditional practice of dressing in complete black, the Princess of Wales wore a black military-inspired Catherine Walker coat with piping and a high collar for the event. She accessorized it with a black Philip Treacy hat and scarlet poppies, a Royal Air Force pin, and statement pearl earrings. The pearl earrings themselves, repurposed jewelry, had an elaborate brooch with three huge pearls encircled by diamond leaves, when seen on the late Queen at festivities for her 73rd birthday in South Korea.
True to form, last year’s Remembrance Sunday saw Princess Kate wear a black asymmetrical coat dress by Catherine Walker, black gloves, a wide-brimmed hat, and pearl earrings, previously worn by Princess Diana.