Kate’s touching nod to Pippa! Duchess wore new diamond brooch to Anzac Day service featuring the same design as her sister’s wedding tiara
- The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, opted for a new diamond brooch for Anzac Day
- Kate Middleton wore the silver piece on her white Alexander McQueen coat
- Brooch featured a fern design which was the same as Pippa’s wedding day tiara
- It was a rare touching nod by Kate to her sister, whom she is very close to
The Duchess of Cambridge gave a touching nod to her sister Pippa at the Anzac Day service yesterday.
Kate Middleton, 40, cut a stylish figure in a white Alexander McQueen coat dress for the occasion, pairing the stunning piece with Princess Diana’s Collingwood earrings, a matching headband by milliner Jane Taylor and black accessories.
The mother-of-three also opted to wear a new diamond brooch for the occasion, which featured the same fern design as her sister Pippa’s wedding day tiara.
The jewels are believed to be crafted by Chelsea-based jeweller Robinson Pelham.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, gave a touching nod to her sister Pippa Middelton at the Anzac Day service yesterday
The mother-of-three also opted to wear a new diamond brooch for the occasion, which featured a fern design which was near identical to her sister Pippa’s wedding day tiara (pictured)
Carole and Michael Middleton commissioned a pair of earrings by the designer for Pippa ahead of Kate’s wedding to Prince William.
Pippa wore the jewels in her role as chief bridesmaid for the Duchess, before going on to wear the set for her own wedding day to James Matthews in 2017.
The happy couple tied the knot at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, the estate of former Conservative MP Richard Benyon.
Kate’s brooch appeared to match both Pippa wedding maidenhair fern tiara.
The jewels, which feature the same fern leaves design, are believed to be crafted by Chelsea-based jeweller Robinson Pelham (left, the Duchess’ brooch, and right, Pippa’s headpiece)
The Middletons are extremely tight-knit, with Kate’s brother James and his wife Alizée even spending lockdown at his parents’ Berkshire home, and have remained close even as Kate has ascended the ranks of the royal family.
Last year, the Middletons’ attended both the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall and her carol service in Windsor.
Their appearance at two major royal events in quick succession appeared to hint at Kate’s intention to bring her family even more into the royal fold as she and William continue to take on a more senior role within The Firm.
Kate, who is known for her love of high street brands, showcased her thrifty side yesterday as she wore the dress for her daughter Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015.
The Middletons are extremely tight-knit, and have remained close even as Kate has ascended the ranks of the royal family (pictured in 2012)
Last year, the Middletons’ attended both the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall and her carol service in Windsor (Pippa with their parents in 2021)
She also wore the gown to Meghan Markle’s and Prince Harry ‘s wedding in 2018, an event in Belgium in 2017 and Trooping The Colour in 2016.
Yesterday, the Duchess swept her brunette locks behind her shoulders for the occasion, donning a smart white headband with a trendy black bow at the back.
She donned Diana’s Collingwood earrings for the service. Kate regularly wears jewellery that honours her mother-in-law, including her sapphire engagement ring, which once belonged to Diana.
Kate recycled a dazzling white Alexander McQueen coat dress yesterday as she attended Westminster Abbey to commemorate Anzac Day
The Duchess swept her brunette locks behind her shoulders for the occasion, donning a smart white headband with a trendy black bow at the back
Meanwhile she kept her makeup neutral for the outing, opting for a sweep of blush and a dash of black eyeliner.
The Duchess could be seen carrying a pair of white Cornelia James for the occasion.
The traditional church service in the abbey featured an address by the Dean of Westminster, readings from the New Zealand and Australian high commissioners, prayers read by children of each country, and a Maori waiata performed by London-based Ngati Ranana London Maori Club.