Often donning a variety of rainbow colored stones from Kiki McDonough, the Princess of Wales is renowned for her chic and classic earrings. Yet, besides the bright baubles from the British fine jewelry brand, Kate also frequently steps out in shiny huggies and delicate textured hoop earrings.
The princess is drawn to eye-catching artfully twisted designs, sculptural styles and charm hoop earrings.
Here are 16 of Kate Middleton’s Favorite Hoop Earrings:
1. Orelia Chain Huggie Hoop Earrings
These contemporary earrings have a trendy chain texture detailing and a click clasp fastening for easy wear; the small brass earrings are 18-karat gold plated. The princess has worn the affordable under $30 curb chain huggies on over a dozen (mostly casual) outings since their debut on a February 2021 Zoom call.
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2. Sezane Bruna Hoop Earrings in Gold
Available at a commoner friendly price, these $100 gold plated hoops are made in India and feature handset glass stones. Kate has worn the cutout earrings on a total of three occasions including to a Royal Air Force Engagement and Baby Bank in Berkshire.
3. Daniella Draper Gold Diamond Maxi Cupid Hoop Earrings
One of Kate’s more lavish pairs of hoops, these luxury 9-carat hoops are set with three diamonds each totaling total 0.65 carats. The $3092 earrings have appeared on the princess on four outings including a trip to Boston in December 2022.
4. Spells of Love Alia Hoops
A pair of eco-minded earrings, these handcrafted statement hoops are made of recycled materials and sent in a biodegradable mailing bag. The princess has worn the $99 chunky triangular hoops on nine occasions since their debut at a summer fair in South Wales in August 2020.
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5. Lenique Louis Spine Earrings
Another pair of earrings with an environmental sentiment, these spine hoops are defined by their bumpy texture — meant to replicate the look of coral reefs. Handmade in Britain using responsibly sourced fair-mined gold, these intricate hoops are designed in a London studio in small batches. The princess has worn the medium version of the spine earrings on three occasions since their debut in Boston; she most recently donned them with a Zara textured blazer for a rugby match in October 2023.
6. Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings
A fashionable foliage statement, these 18 carat yellow gold earrings are inspired by the English woodlands and have the texture of oak bark. The $6300 accessories feature pavé diamonds totaling 1.34 carats. Kate has worn the luxury earrings on 15 occasions and most recently sported them for a March 2023 Early Childhood meeting.
7. Daniella Draper Gold Mini Cupid Hoops with Baby Shamrock Charms
These $485 hoops feature a dangling shamrock charm on a nine carat yellow gold base. Wearing them frequently sans clover, the royal has donned them for visits to Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day messages and rugby receptions. Kate has worn the pair on over 15 occasions.
8. Vanleles Honeycomb Bee Hoop Earrings
A bespoke pair of 18-karat yellow gold earrings featuring a bumblebee charm and miniature diamonds, these insect earrings have appeared on the princess on just one occasion at the Glade of Light Memorial (honoring Manchester Arena terrorist attack victims) in May 2022.
9. Spells of Love Removable Teardrop Garnet Charm Hoops in Gold
A recent purchase for the princess, these Spells of Love accessories feature shimmering garnet stones hanging off textured hoops. Kate has worn these stylish and affordable earrings frequently for outdoor outings. The princess has donned the responsibly handcrafted $120 earrings on three occasions in 2023.
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10. Liv Thurlwell Bobble Hoop Earings
The beautiful Brit has worn these funky 18-carat gold vermeil hoop earrings adorned with rows of bobbles on four occasions since May 2021. The $170 studded earrings are the perfect addition to Kate’s gold hoop collection. The accessories are handcrafted in London from brand Liv Thurlwell who specializes in creating contemporary and conscious jewelry pieces as well as bespoke treasures.
11. ASOS 14K Gold Plated Earrings
At under $20, these chic twisted hoops are on of Kate’s most budget friendly royal accessories. Worn on a total of four occasions since a visit to the V&A museum in May 2021, these braided hoops only feel like a luxe style statement.
12. Cartier Diamond Trinity Hoop Earrings
With a royally rich price tag at $49,000, these earrings are one of Princess Kate’s most opulent pairs. The circle hoop earrings combine 18 karat rose gold with a blend of yellow and white gold. The delicate diamonds adorning these posh earrings weigh in at 7.35 carats. Kate has worn the glittery tri-gold hoops on just one occasion at a SportsAid Gala in June 2016.
13. Shyla Rosalia Earrings in Pearl
An elegant pair of pearl earrings, these stunners feature freshwater pearls adorning twisted 22-carat gold hoops. Priced at less than $100, the princess has worn the pair on a total of three occasions in the fall of 2023.
14. Spells of Love Medium Twist Hoop Earrings
Debuted in March 2022 during a trip to see the workings of rural farms in Wales, Kate has accessorized her lovely lobes with these petite vermeil 15mm hoops on a total of nine occasions. The recycled $75 earrings are one of Kate’s favorite pairs for sports outings and daytime engagements.
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15. Catherine Zoraida Gold Fern Hoop Earrings
At $210, these chic but not extravagant earrings are one of Kate’s favorite pairs of hoops for country outings and special events. Worn a total of seven times since their debut in September 2015, the 18-carat gold plated silver earrings have a captivating and chic fern leaf design.
16. Shyla Biaritz Squiggle Hoops
These $93 earrings are a recent addition to Kate’s ever-growing hoop collection. Designed with a twisted croissant shape, these distinctive earrings are playful and pretty. The princess has worn the funky hoops on three occasions since their debut in Boston in November 2022.
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