Kate wears the Queen's earrings to introduce her little prince

By Laura Sutcliffe

All eyes were on the Duchess of Cambridge as she stepped out for the first time with her newborn son on April 23. The mother of three beamed alongside her husband Prince William as they introduced their third child to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London. While royal fashion fans were quick to notice the sweet homage the 36-year-old paid to her late mother-in-law with her red and white ensemble – Princess Diana also wore red and white following Prince Harry's birth in 1984 – it wasn't the only tribute Kate made with her sartorial selection.

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Kate made sure the Queen was part of her happy family moment by wearing a pair of the monarch's earrings. The stunning pearl drop earrings are a favourite of Kate's, who has worn them on various occasions including a 2016 visit to The Mauritshuis to view the exhibition 'At Home in Holland.' For that engagement, the duchess donned a crisp lilac suit and wore her hair in a chic chignon which showcased her pearl earrings perfectly.

TAP FOR GALLERY The mother of three stepped out wearing a the Queen's pearl earrings.

The beautiful earrings have been worn by the wife of Prince William before; most notably in 2016 when she visited The Mauritshuis to view the exhibition 'At Home in Holland'. The Duchess donned a crisp lilac suit and wore her hair in a chic chignon which showcased her pearl earrings perfectly.

The Queen's jewelry box is filled to the brim with the most glorious of pieces that Kate has often worn, including a pair of diamond pendant earrings which the monarch first wore back in 2012 for the State Opening of Parliament.

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The Queen also loaned Kate these stunning diamond earrings.

The Duchess of Cambridge has since wore the very same earrings to the Place2Be Awards in November 2017, and most recently on her tour of Norway and Sweden in February. It's no secret that Kate looks to the Queen for jewelry inspiration – at the BAFTAS 2018, she recycled a pair of emerald drop earrings, choosing to wear them as studs making them incredibly interchangeable. The Queen also enjoys wearing emeralds and they feature heavily in her huge collection, so could this be the next big loan to Kate?

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