Kate Middleton made a very sentimental statement at a London gala dinner earlier this week.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the Women In Hedge Funds event in a stunning £2,660 Erdem gown. Her dress featured a bold flower pattern, as well as a floor-length skirt and a quirky drop hem.
She’d paired the piece with her trademark bouncy blow-dry and accessorised with a cute black clutch – but it was her jewellery that made the biggest impact of all.
Kate was sporting a pretty silver bracelet and a stunning pair of sparkling drop earrings. These earrings boasted a fringe of diamonds and sapphires, and were SERIOUSLY beautiful.
This is probably because they once belonged to one very special member of the Royal Family. Her husband Prince William’s great-grandmother the Queen Mother wore the beautiful jewels before her death in 2002.
We can totally see why they’ve been passed down through the generations. We’re a little bit in love with the vintage-style design (and those dazzling diamonds, obvs).
This isn’t the first time in recent days that Kate, 33, has paid homage to her family through her fashion choices.
For the premiere of new James Bond film Spectre on Monday, she opted for a pair of blue topaz earrings belonging to her mother Carole Middleton.
But unfortunately for the Duchess, not everything about her recent outings has proved so positive. Despite Kate looking so incredible in it, her Erdem gown provoked a rather mixed reaction on Twitter.
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One unsure fan Tweeted: ‘That print is something I’m certain my mother chose for curtains back in 1984,’ while another wrote: ‘ I really like the print.. but the flounce on the bottom is too much. I’d like the dress without that!’
So that’s the pattern AND shape they’re not keen on? Harsh critics.
Happily, the vast majority of people seemed to agree that Kate still looked incredible. Which we definitely agree with (and we’re pretty big fans of the dress, too).