Despite a dizzying diary of work engagements, charity visits and receptions on her calendar, the Princess of Wales must still make time for her social life and often attends spring and summer high society weddings. The mom of three is not unlike her peers and has a large group of school friends and personal pals.

So, does Princess Kate break out the royal jewels to attend these ceremonies? Well, sometimes yes and sometimes no. The British beauty will raid her regal jewelry cabinet for royal-adjacent affairs (say the marriage of Queen Camilla’s kin) or special family marriages (for instance, sister Pippa Middleton) but she will also return to affordable standbys like her Heavenly London imitation pearl and diamond drop earrings.

The future Queen often wears gold chandelier earrings, classic pearls or decadent Kiki gems with her chic wedding guest ensembles.

Here are 9 Pairs of Earrings Kate Middleton Always Wears as a Wedding Guest:

1. Kiki McDonough Lemon Quartz Pear and Oval Drop Earrings

The princess has only stepped out in these cheery yellow drop earrings for the wedding of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan in May 2018. The one-time sparklers perfectly matched Kate’s primrose coat by Alexander McQueen.


2. Kiki McDonough Blue Topaz Earrings (and Eden Topaz Necklace Diamond Necklace)

For the September 2018 wedding of Sophie Carter and Robert Snuggs, Kate wore a bespoke cornflower blue Catherine Walker coat with these sky blue oval and cushion cut stone earrings.


3. Azuni Gold Plated Faceted Chalcedony Drop Earrings

For a September 2012 wedding in Oxfordshire, the princess wore a light grey Erdem embroidered dress with these affordable hammered earrings featuring a dangling aqua stone.


4. Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven Earrings

Worn for a wedding in April 2010 clad in a red jersey Issa dress, Kate opted for these geometric circle and square earrings from Goad’s ‘Journey to China’ collection. The princess loved the yellow gold earrings so much she recycled them for another friends wedding in March 2014.


5. Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Orbital Teardrop Earrings

Worn for momentous and special occasions including award ceremonies, Trooping the Colour 2017 and 2018 as well as for her special 40th birthday portraits, Kate donned these earring for Princess Eugenie’s wedding in October 2018.


6. Heavenly London Imitation Pearl and Diamond Earrings

Kate favored these faux pearl earrings in 2011 and 2012 and wore them for a wedding at Guildhall civic building in London in June 2012. The long earrings costing just over $100 have recently reappeared on the princess.


7. Art Deco Earrings

Thought to have been a wedding gift from King Charles, the monarch presented Kate with a matching set of yellow and white gold pieces including earrings, a bracelet and ring. (The bracelet alone reportedly cost approximately $187,000). The princess donned the beautiful diamond drops for the wedding of Zara and Mike Tindall in July 2011. 


8. Annoushka Pearl Earrings

Worn for at least two wedding ceremonies, Kate stepped out in these freshwater pearl and gold hoops in March 2013 at a marriage ceremony in Switzerland; she wore the ear accessories again a few months later at a May wedding near Oxford, England.


9. Mystery Morganite Earrings

In Princess Kate’s jewelry box since a decade ago, these stunning pale pink statement earrings have been seen on the princess at a fundraising event at St. James Palace in 2011, at the BAFTA Awards in 2017 and recently for the wedding of Prince Al Hussein of Jordan in June 2023.

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