As Kate Middleton walked onto the steps of the Lindo Wing outside St. Mary’s Hospital on Monday, all eyes were on her newborn son, who she cradled in her arms as she and Prince William introduced him to the world.
Then, of course, attention was drawn to Kate’s red Jenny Packham dress with a white Peter Pan collar — a sweet nod to the dress Princess Diana wore after she gave birth to Prince Harry in 1985.
But the red dress wasn’t Kate’s only homage to the royal family that day. The royal mom of three chose to wear Queen Elizabeth’s stunning diamond and pearl drop earrings as she stepped out for the royal baby’s public debut
On loan from the Queen, the earrings are one of Kate’s favorites. She has worn them on several occasions, including during a 2016 visit to the Mauritshuis gallery in Holland, where she viewed the iconic painting, “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”
The Queen last wore them herself during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.