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Kate Middleton’s subtle tribute to Queen Elizabeth after she gave birth.

Kate Middleton

When Kate Middleton walked onto the steps of the Lindo Wing, all eyes were on her newborn son. The royal couple, introduced their new Prince to the world.

In-spite, of such deep notice by the world, there was a small thing, which was missed out by many.

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After seeing the new-born baby, the attention was drawn to Kate’s red Jenny Packham dress with a white Peter Pan collar. Fans instantly made out about the sweet nod to the dress Princess Diana wore after she gave birth to Prince Harry in 1985.

But, there was still one important thing left out. What was it?

The red dress wasn’t Kate’s only homage to the royal family that day. The Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear Queen Elizabeth’s stunning diamond and pearl drop earrings as she stepped out for her baby’s public debut.

Kate has taken those earrings on loan from Her majesty. These earrings are one of her favourites. She has worn them on several occasions, including during a 2016 visit to the Mauritshuis gallery in Holland. There she viewed the iconic painting, ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’.

The Queen last wore them herself during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012.

One of the perks about having the Queen as your grandmother-in-law is the access to her royal jewellery box. From Her Majesty’s own wedding bracelet, the Lotus Flower tiara and her diamond-encrusted maple leaf brooch, Kate has borrowed several amazing pieces from the Queen over the years.

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William and Kate welcomed their third child, a baby prince on Monday.

Now that the couple and the baby are back home in Kensington Palace, Kate and William have begun life as a family of five.

A friend of the couple tells The Royal UK: “It completes them. Catherine is one of three siblings, and it’s a good family size. Boy-girl-boy is pretty cool as well. Parenthood, suits them really well. They are enjoying it and are very happy”.