William gives Kate his mother's favourite earrings

Monday July 25, 2011

She already proudly wears Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

And now, the Duchess of Cambridge has received another heirloom from her husband’s late mother.

Prince William, 29, has given his wife a pair of Diana’s favourite earrings, also made of sapphire and diamonds.

“Now that they’re married, William wanted her to have some of his mother’s favourite pieces,” an insider said.

Ever the fashionista, Kate opted to remodel the earrings with a stylist twist – the studs have been made into drop earrings.

The 29-year-old wore them for the first time when she attended a tennis match at Wimbledon last month, and also during the couple’s official trip to North America.

The earrings were thought to be among Diana's most precious jewels and she was spotted wearing them at dozens of events during the 1980s and 1990s.

Photo: © Getty

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