The Princess of Wales joined Prince William, King Charles, Queen Camilla and more members of the royal family on Saturday for a lunch reception at Buckingham Palace. They hosted governors-general of the Commonwealth nations who traveled to London for the late monarch's state funeral on Monday.
Kate, 40, paid homage to Queen Elizabeth in her jewelry choices. She wore a three-strand pearl necklace that belonged to the Queen, Buckingham Palace confirms. The necklace was a go-to piece for the record-breaking monarch.
In PEOPLE's latest issue, the Queen's former assistant private secretary, Sam Cohen, explained of the monarch: "She wasn't interested in material things at all. She wore the same pearl necklace every day."
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Kate first borrowed the earrings from the Queen when she went to the Netherlands for her first solo foreign trip in October 2016, according to Lauren Kiehna, writer & editor of The Court Jeweller. The Queen wore the earrings to her Silver Jubilee in 1977, the outlet reports.
In another tribute, Kate wore a brooch previously owned by the late monarch on Wednesday for a service at Westminster Hall. As shown in a photo shared by The Court Jeweller, the Queen wore the diamond and pearl leaf brooch in Seoul on April 21, 1999, affixed to a yellow ensemble with a white print.
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In addition to Saturday's event, King Charles and Queen Camilla will host another reception at Buckingham Palace on Sunday to welcome heads of state and official overseas guests.
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Kate Middleton just rocked a chic new hairstyle, and we have a feeling it was to complement her stunning tiara. This week, the Princess of Wales attended a Diplomatic Corps reception at Buckingham Palace alongside her husband, Prince William. The royal opted against her signature hairstyle, which typically includes beachy waves and a middle part. Instead, she rocked a sleek ’do that accentuated her tiara. (Coincidence? We think not.) Victoria Jones/Pool/Getty Images Since the tiara sat about an