Kate Middleton honors Ukraine with jewellery on Commonwealth Day

Kate Middleton’s chasing away the Monday blues.

The Duchess of Cambridge joined the royal family members at the annual Commonwealth Working day service at Westminster Abbey today — and whilst her blue Catherine Walker coat costume mirrored 1 of the shades of the Commonwealth’s flag, her outfit also revealed a touching hidden that means.

The sapphire-and-diamond earrings and necklace she sported had been the very same ones she wore to meet Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky again in 2020, as eagle-eyed blogger The Court Jeweller pointed out on Twitter.

At the time, Middleton paired the earrings and previously unseen necklace with a cornflower blue belted gown when she and Prince William held an audience with Zelensky and his wife, Olena.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, President Zelensky of Ukraine and his wife Olena.
The Cambridges joined Ukraine’s president and very first lady in October 2020 for their to start with in-human being audience due to the fact lockdown.
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This is not the 1st time Middleton, 40, has proven her help via manner for the men and women of Ukraine. On March 9, she sported a flag pin and an Alexander McQueen sweater in Ukrainian blue to take a look at a Ukrainian cultural heart in London.

For today’s outing, the duchess wore her pillbox hat also by Catherine Walker, who was a favored of the late Princess Diana and whose apparel Middleton wears usually.

Commonwealth Day is an once-a-year occasion that celebrates the 54 member nations and 2.5 billion persons all over the earth who occur jointly to make the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Fans have questioned no matter whether Middleton’s necklace was built from old pieces owned by Princess Diana, but its provenance continues to be mysterious.
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Nowadays marks the very first time the support was held in individual considering that 2020’s unforgettable occasion — the last outing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended with the royal family right before leaving for a lifestyle in California.

Unfortunately, the Queen opted to remain household for today’s service, with the 95-yr-outdated remaining at Windsor Castle as she proceeds getting on light responsibilities following her recovery from COVID-19.

Nonetheless, she took the occasion to challenge a assertion reaffirming her determination to the crown. “In this calendar year of my Platinum Jubilee, it has supplied me satisfaction to renew the guarantee I made in 1947, that my everyday living will generally be devoted in service,” she explained.

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The few attended the Commonwealth Working day assistance in human being for the very first time given that 2020.
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In the Queen’s absence, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall attended along with the Queen’s cousin Princess Alexandra and the Cambridges.

Although Kate and William skipped the BAFTAs, royal manner enthusiasts are in luck: She’ll seem all over again at a St. Patrick’s Working day event this week.