The pearls, which belonged to the late monarch Queen Elizabeth II. It is a poignant tribute to both Her Majesty and Diana, Princess of Wales.
The State Funeral for Her Majesty The Queen took place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19th September at 11am. The Funeral Service and the associated ceremonial arrangements paid tribute to The Queen’s extraordinary reign, and Her Majesty’s remarkable life of service as Head of State, Nation and Commonwealth.
Around her neck, Catherine now the Princess of Wales, wore a four-strand diamond-and-pearl choker, the Queen commissioned Garrard to create the unusual clasped charm using pearls gifted to her by the Japanese government in the ’70s.
In 1982, she loaned it to Princess Diana. The monarch was most famously pictured wearing it at an engagement in Bangladesh during a royal tour in 1983 and a gala with Margaret Thatcher.
In addition, she wore a four row pearl bracelet, set with round cut sparkling diamonds to create a wide form bracelet, the clasp is like a star-fish in diamond pavee. The bracelet was worn by Diana in 1982 and seen on Queen Elizabeth II in the year 1999.
The Queen loaned the necklace to Kate for the first time in 2017 on the occasion of her 70th wedding anniversary to the late Duke of Edinburgh. Kate wore it again last April at Prince Philip’s funeral with the same Bahrain pearl drop earrings she is wearing in 2022 on the „Queen’s state funeral“. The round diamond studs were part of the Queen’s royal collection.
The Queen’s Bahrain pearl drop earrings, crafted from a cache of seven pearls that the then Princess Elizabeth received from Hakim of Bahrain on her wedding day in 1947.