Kate Middleton wore some very special pieces of jewelry in a photoshoot

Kate MiddletonIn photos taken to mark her 40th Birthday, two other members of the royal families were also honored. The photos show Middleton in stunning Alexander McQueen ball dresses and very special jewelry. 

Kate Sports Royal Family Heirlooms for a Photo Shoot

In one photo, the duchess wore a bright red gown and Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Frame Earrings. She’s worn the earrings several times before. The two other pictures in black and white show Middleton in two different white dresses. 

Both dresses are paired with Collingwood Pearl Earrings by Middleton, which were once the property of Princess Diana, her mother-in-law. These earrings were given by Diana to her before she married Prince Charles in 1981. Middleton has worn the earrings many times. 

Middleton also appeared to be wearing Diana’s triple-strand pearl bracelet, along with her iconic sapphire engagement ring, for the photoshoot, done by photographer Paolo Roversi. While the accessories paid tribute to her in-laws, the dresses were true to Middleton’s personal style. 

All three dresses were Alexander McQueen designs by Sarah Burton. Burton is one of Middleton’s favorite designers; she was the creative force behind Middleton’s 2011 wedding dress. 

Diana and the queen weren’t the only family members represented in the duchess’ birthday photos. Roversi shared with us that Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and Prince George chose one of the photos, which shows Middleton in a close-up, wearing a white one-shoulder gown. 

Photographer Believes That Pictures Should Show A ‘Different’Side of Middleton

Roversi stated that all three portraits show a woman in an interview with Corriere Della Sera. “different”side of the duchess. Middleton’s black-and-white profile photo “is regal and has a maturity that goes beyond her age, and the white dress dampens the seriousness of an effigy.” 

The photo of Middleton wearing a red dress is available here. “a little more glamorous.”Roversi stated that the portraits would be for him. “contemporary”Use it! “only natural light, little makeup, and no hairstyle.”

The portraits will be added to the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery, where Middleton is Patron. In 2023, the Gallery will reopen. Middleton’s photographs will be part the Coming Home Project, which sends portraits of well known individuals to places they are close to. 

The duchess’ pictures will be displayed this year in three places close to Middleton’s heart: Berkshire, St. Andrews, and Anglesey. Berkshire is the place Middleton was born, St. Andrews where she met William, and Anglesey where they spent their first few years together.

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