Kate Middleton's subtle tribute to Princess Diana at baby Archie's christening

  • 12/07/2019

The Duchess of Cambridge has displayed a touching tribute to the late Princess Diana at the christening of baby Archie. 

Kate Middleton wore a pair of stunning Collingwood pearl earrings to the christening of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son in early July.

The late Princess Diana wore those same drop earrings to Prince Harry's christening in 1984.

They were a favourite of the late Duchess of Wales and were gifted to her by Collingwood jewellers in the lead up to her wedding in 1981. 

Kate Middleton's choice to wear the iconic earrings has been interpreted as her way of including Princess Diana in the christening. 

Princess Diana wearing the same earrings
Princess Diana wearing the same earrings Photo credit: File

However, some people on social media are outraged at the choice, slamming Kate for not offering the earrings to Meghan to wear, calling her "attention seeking" and "tacky".

"Evoking Diana's special moment with Harry at his son's Christening? This simply wasn't her role today. As the haters always say....know your place," wrote one user.

The Royals are known for their strategic jewellery choices. When Donald Trump visited Queen Elizabeth for the first time in June 2019 it was noted the Queen wore a brooch gifted to her by the Obamas. 

As the royal family are unable to weigh in on politics this was seen as an intentional choice by the Queen to weaponise her wardrobe.