Kate Middleton smiling at Louis

Did the Duchess of Cambridge pay tribute to Queen at christening with this special detail?

Kate Middleton wore a pair of earrings very similar to a Queen's favourite for Louis' christening

Emmy Griffiths

The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning at Prince Louis' christening on Monday, and since the Queen and Prince Philip did not attend the special day, it is thought that Kate paid tribute to her son's great grandmother by wearing a pair of earrings much like the Queen's. The Queen Mary's Floret Earrings, Her Majesty has been pictured wearing on very special occasions, were gifted to Queen Mary as a wedding gift from Sir William Mackinnon in 1893, and subsequently inherited by the monarch following her death in 1953. The royal has previously worn the earrings at formal occasions including the Garter Day ceremony and the State Opening of Parliament, and on Monday Kate sported pearl versions of the stunning design at her son's christening.

Kate wore earrings very similar to the Queen's

Kate's sister, Pippa, also wore floral stud earrings for the occasion, opting for a modern gold style unlike Kate's pearls. Pippa and her big sister have a similar taste in fashion, as Pippa wore a stunning baby blue Alessandra Rich dress which looked similar to the Alexander McQueen frock that the Duchess wore at her wedding in 2017. The number featured a Peter Pan collar and button fastenings through the front which she accessorised with a coordinating hat, and off-white Jimmy Choo heels.

The Queen wears the diamond earrings for special occasions

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Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would not be attending the christening, and it is understood to have been mutually agreed by the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge some time ago, and was not made on health ground. Instead, Her Majesty headed to Sandringham, Norfolk on Monday ahead of a busy week, where she will be hosting US president US president Donald Trump in Windsor on Friday. The Queen missed a service at St Paul's Cathedral in late June due to feeling "under the weather", but returned to royal for the annual Holyrood week in Edinburgh.

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