The British Royal Family gathered to attend "Together at Christmas", a special Christmas event hosted by Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey to praise the work and commitment of the British people in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Duchess of Cambridge showed up at the event, on 8 December, in a stylish red coat and dress cut by Catherine Walker.
As for accessories, Prince William's wife wore a pair of sapphire and diamond gold earrings from Queen Elizabeth II's personal collection.
Only Kate Middleton Can Wear Queen Elizabeth's JewelsDaniela Elser, an expert in analyzing the outfits and public behavior of British royals, says it's not the first time the Queen has lent Duchess Kate Middleton her jewelry, and this time it could even be a gift from the Sovereign to her nephew's wife, according to The Sun.
The expert says the sapphire and diamond earrings she wore to the Christmas party were not just lent to her, but given to her permanently.
This has caught the attention of critics in the royal family because the Duchess of Cambridge is said to be the only one with access to the Queen's jewelry, meaning the Sovereign favors Kate.
On the other hand, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's wife, was only allowed to wear some of the late Princess Diana's jewelry while living with the royal family.
"While the former actress (from "Suits" Meghan Markle) may only own a few pieces that belonged to Princess Diana, Kate has access to the gems in the royal treasure trove, an advantage Meghan never had," Daniela Elser noted.
In April 2020, the former Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry moved to Los Angeles and left the Royal Family as well as their duties as senior members.