Kate Middleton, 41, and Camilla Parker Bowles, 75, looked dapper In blue for The annual Commonwealth Day celebration at Westminster Abbey, and both women wore significant brooches for The annual service.
The Princess of Wales looked stunning In a vintage peplum-inspired jacket and fitted midi skirt from The pre-Fall 2023 Erdem collection, With sections featuring tiny white flowers on a navy blue background and a skirt lining revealing a reverse fabric print.
She pinned a glittering brooch to her jacket that Is steeped In royal history; according to Maxwell Stone from Great Britain Steven Stone’s Jewelersthe historic Prince of Wales feather pin – Which Middleton First wore last fall – Has ties to a long line of princesses over The years.
“The Prince of Wales Feather Pendant/Brooch, coupled With history, Is a very interesting item that dates back to 1863, when The future King Edward VII married Princess Alexandra of Denmark,” says Stone In Page Six Style.
It was given to Alexandra by The “Lord of North Wales” and features The coat of arms of The Prince of Wales (Prince William’s current title) With distinctive feathers.
The piece – Which Stone estimated at “$400,000” – features “blue sapphires and small white diamonds, rubies and emeralds that possibly represent The Welsh flag” along With additional diamonds and emeralds framing The design.
The piece was subsequently worn by successive Princesses of Wales including Princess Diana and later Camilla when her husband King Charles III was still known as The Prince of Wales.
She completed her look With another homage to gemstones: sapphire and diamond earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana.
The mum of three wore her favorite Emma London suede clutch – Which she HasIn 12 colors – size A navy blue shade ($425) and wore a coordinator Gianvito Rossi heels ($775) and a blue broad-brimmed hat.
Meanwhile, The Queen Consort Has also opted for some special jewelery (and a monochrome look), wearing a huge sapphire and diamond brooch that was owned by The late Queen Elizabeth II and a light blue coat by Fiona Clare.
The glittering pin, known as The Russian sapphire brooch, actually dates back to The time of Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia InThe late 19th century and was often worn by The Queen Mother.
Sharing that The piece “features 18 large diamonds around a smaller, detailed gold setting, With large eight to 10 sapphire stones InThe center,” The jeweler estimates The brooch “Is worth $680,000.”
“Wearing this brooch today Is a touching choice for Camilla as it IsTheFirst time The event Has taken place since The Queen’s death In September.”
Along With her glittering pin, The Queen Consort wore pearl earrings and a feather hat by Philip Treacy, adding black leather gloves and a coordinating clutch bag.